From Miss to Mrs.

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Ladies....The big day has come and gone. You've returned from your honeymoon as Mrs and you realize that you have to legally change your last name. You were caught up with planning the wedding that you never looked into what you needed to do to change your name. So we've put together a few steps to help you.

Step 1. Get your original marriage license: You can usually pick this up from the register of deeds office located in your county. We suggest waiting at least 2 weeks to pick up so it has time to be recorded after the wedding. You may also call your local register of deeds to see if its ready for pick up.

Step 2. Apply for new Social Security Card: You will have to have your original marriage license and a valid picture ID to apply for a new card. You will have to apply for a new card by filling out an application. There is no charge for applying for a new social security card. You can visit your local Social Security Administration office or go online. Click here to download the a change application form. You may also click here to read the frequently asked questions for name changes.

Step 3. Apply for a new Driver's License: You have to apply for a new social security card in order to get a new driver's license. You also must have your original marriage license. There is a fee to get a new driver's license. Click here to visit the DMV website.

Step 4: Changing names for bank accounts: Check with your banking institution to learn the policies on changing your name and required documents needed.

Step 5: Change all other paperwork: Bills, School Information, Doctor offices, magazine subscriptions, etc. Check with each company on  policies and required documents needed for changes. Policy and documents will vary based on individual companies.


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