How to legally change your name
Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:26 PM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:49 PM
| Originally Posted by AnnR |
Well, yes, I could have (long story!). Basically, when we got divorced we did it ourselves (no lawyers) and one of the forms asked if anyone would be changing their name. I said yes, and put my new/maiden name in the form.
Fast forward about 1 year later (I hadn't done anything to change my name back yet). I went to refinance on my house, and signed all the paperwork as my married name (Thompson) since that's what I was living as, but since I had been divorced since I bought the house I had to show my divorce decree.
The day after I refinanced, the woman called me back and said I had to resign everything as Herrick (new/maiden name). I explained that I had never bothered to actually change my name back. She then told me that I had already legally changed my name by just putting it in that form. I was like "what?!"
So after that (and veryifying with an attorney about what the heck my legal name was!) I began the slow process of changing everything back to my maiden name. Because I travel every week, I had to be careful of all my flights I had, what my ID said, etc. - and so it was easier just to not do anything. But when I started my new job in Oct I had them hire me with my maiden name, and got a credit card in that name, etc. Now, about half of my life is in my old married name, and the other half in my maiden name. Oh, and since Paul and I are moving back to MN I wanted to wait to get my drivers license updated, I never got my IL drivers license).
And that's about when Paul proposed. lol So I suppose I could wait to change everything to Paul's last name ... but some things would be going from one name, and some the other. And my legal name is my maiden name.
See - long, boring story. Funny, eh!? It's actually a running joke about how I have no idea what my name is anymore.
Anyway ... that's my story!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:53 PM
Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:14 PM
I tried calling the companies but in order to speak to an actual customer service agent you have to have an actual credit report from them, ugh!
Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:45 PM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:53 AM
| Originally Posted by LC_Rachel |
I never did Gina. I still have some old cards in my old name and I opened a new checking account with my new name. Maybe she got denied based upon the Patriot Act or something? I know when I opened my account I had to show a bill that has my address on it. Other than my marriage license and photo ID, I don't think they asked for any other documentation.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:10 PM
Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:30 AM
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