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Say My Name, Say My Name: Changing Your Name After the Wedding

by Lisa Beth Miller Changing your name after the wedding is a personal choice. If you do decide to make the traditional change, it is important to be organized and thorough in this endeavor. Where to start? Step one: Get your marriage license. An original, or certified copy of your marriage license will be required before you speak to other agencies. Call the clerk’s office where your license was filed to get copies. Step two: Change your social security card. Fill out the Social Security Administration’s application for a new card. Take or mail your application and required documents to your local SSA office. Step three: Update your driver’s license. In most states, this must be done in person, so prepare yourself for a trip to the DMV. Bring your original license, your marriage certificate, and your new Social Security card. Step four: …

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