Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JOSIE

Marriage License Drama!

Recommended Posts

Wasn't sure where to post this....its kind of a vent and a random thought at the same time! Our legal day is 7-17, and we recently went to the courthouse to get our marriage license. When we got there, we had to show our Drivers License, etc.... so we go through the whole process and get to the end and I realize that my DL (which I got when I was 16) says "Josie" and not my full name "Josephine" don't ask me how it got issued this way......but anyway, they will only issue the marriage license to MATCH the drivers license.....so it says Josie. We pay the $40 dollars and I ask if this will be an issue and the lady says "Yes"....but I can't refund your money now.

 

Oh, thanks lady! She basically tells me that I will not be able to change my last name after we get married because when I send in the paperwork my first name on my SS card and Birth Certificate (Josephine) will not match my marriage license - Josie. She tells me I have to go to the DMV and bring BC & SS Card and get a new license. No big deal, right? Well THEN, I get a speeding ticket and my license is taken by the cops.......so now I don't have one at all!!

 

To make matters worse, the place is only open on wed. and this wed. is FI's bday so we can't go.....so I guess I'll have to pay to get a state ID with "josephine" go back and get another marriage license that says josephine, and pay another 40 dollars........because even though I told the lady about the name issue, she wouldn't refund me! wow, like I don't have enough to do at this point!

 

Anyone else have weird issues with the marriage license?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG Josie!! That is the craziest story I've ever heard! What a moron that lady at the courthouse was though. I would have been fuming! Ugh. The cops took your licence for speeding? Did they temporarily suspend it or something or was it an accident? I hope this week is better for you!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikki07 View Post
OMG Josie!! That is the craziest story I've ever heard! What a moron that lady at the courthouse was though. I would have been fuming! Ugh. The cops took your licence for speeding? Did they temporarily suspend it or something or was it an accident? I hope this week is better for you!!
Ugh! They always take your license around here for speeding, unless you have a "bond card" which I don't. It gets mailed back to you after you send in money for the ticket and in my case traffic school too! boo. Thanks for the thoughts :) Thankfully there was no accident involved! I am so worried I won't have enough time to get it all straightened out.... I have so much going on! I guess you find the time though - especially for this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOSIE View Post
Ugh! They always take your license around here for speeding, unless you have a "bond card" which I don't. It gets mailed back to you after you send in money for the ticket and in my case traffic school too! boo. Thanks for the thoughts :) Thankfully there was no accident involved! I am so worried I won't have enough time to get it all straightened out.... I have so much going on! I guess you find the time though - especially for this!
Oh wow! Learn something new everyday! I had no idea that they actually take your licence in some places! Talk about adding stress to an already hectic schedule - holy crap!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! How crappy is that?!? Sorry you have to go through all that, but I guess it's better to do it the right way now than to learn after the fact that there's a problem. Talk about icing on the cake - a speeding ticket? I hate that they take your license, I've had it done before & it sucks. If you join a motor club (AAA, etc) they give you a bond card that you can use for tickets (doesn't help you now, I know). Getting a state ID is def a good idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My goodness! I feel so bad for you girl! I would have gone Bridezilla on that courthouse clerk. I can't believe that they take y'alls license away for speeding! I have never heard of that. Thank goodness they don't do that here or I would never have a license, lol. *hugs*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josie-

 

Aww honey that sucks. I hope you're able to straighten it out soon. Try not to stress too much....you'll laugh about it someday. Or at least keep telling yourself that.

 

I had an experience kind of like that-although not dealing with my ML. The small town I grew up in issued an ID card to me when I was 11 (we were traveling out of the country or something). Anyway, because my brother and I were homeschooled we didn't have yearbooks or anything to validate identity we had to have some notarized statements from people that we were who we were.

 

Long story short my name got put in as "Vicki" instead of my legal name "Victoria" and I went on my merry way for the next 8 years. They didn't even catch it when my DL was issued at 16!

 

So when I was going to renew my DL after I moved to go to college I got up to the counter and the not so polite clerk informed me there was a warrant out due to identity fruad!!!! I've never been in any trouble in my life so it was so scary to hear that! Obviously it got cleared up but it was a nightmare to fix-all because some small town police station didn't use my name as it appeared on my birth certificate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hi all! I know this is an old thread... but just in case there are other destination wedding brides out there with the same question, I thought I would answer! My guy and I live in Texas and just got our marriage license (yay!). We are getting married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Dallas County clerk informed us that we can get our marriage license in Texas, bring it and a Texas-registered officiant to Mexico, have the ceremony in Mexico, then bring the marriage license back to Texas to file and it will be LEGAL in the US.  In  other words, we can legally get married in Mexico using our Texas marriage license and officiant (who is a family friend), then file the paperwork when we get home. Where it says 'county in which ceremony was performed' on the license, we just put in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and bam! Married :) I do not know if this is true for other states, but it is CONFIRMED for Texas! I suggest asking the clerk when you register for your marriage license. I am overjoyed that we can have a US-legal marriage in Mexico so our wedding date on our license will be the actual day! NO blood tests, or getting married before or after the trip required!  
    • Every Bride spends a lot of time researching and worrying about her perfect wedding dress. While many Indian brides choose the traditional red colour for their bridal gown, a few of them find some different colours to wear on their special day. Here is a description of how to choose an Indian wedding dress that suits your skin tone. 1) Fair complexion: You can choose any shade of blue or bright shades of pink and red. In the shades of blue- select scuba blue or royal blue. Among other colours this season, you can pick up your dress in tangerine.   2) Wheatish complexion Just select those colours which bring out the warmth in your complexion. Some of the best options for you are tangy orange, saffron yellow, vibrant shades of red, mint green and hot pink.   3) Dusky complexion: If you have an olive skin tone, then you can pull off any rich and dark colour quite well. So, the colours like classic blue, marsala, burnt orange and brick red are just perfect for you. Also the metallic silver, gold and bronze will even flatter your face pretty well
    • I will be using the hPage Website Builder to create a free website for our wedding. I am planning to post wedding updates, wedding photos, wedding reminders, and wedding articles regarding our upcoming marriage there. For RSVP, I am using Facebook events since almost all we invited have facebook and it would be easier to get their "yes" or "no" confirmation there. In case anyone is interested as well here's their site: hPage Website Builder - https://www.hpage.com
    • Minimalist wedding bands look so classy and timeless regardless of the venue.
    • It's hard to estimate. Some receptions don't need much decorating because it's already beautiful. Some receptions need lots of decorating. Some receptions also come with extra decorating equipment already.
  • Topics

×