So, when I got married, I went to the ss office, and filled out a card for a new social security number. I changed my name on the forms so that my maiden name was my middle name, dropped the middle name, and took my husband's last name.
My in-laws keep telling me that to legally change it so that that this is my real name, I have to go to court and talk to a judge and all that. Is that true? I was issued a new social security card with my new name, first, maiden, then hsband's last name.
No...LOL! It's not true at all! Maybe if you want to change your name for no reason, but if it's because of marriage....you definitely don't need to go to court. All you have to do is show the SS office your marriage certificate, do the paper work...then you need to go to the DMV & get a new license & inform everyone you do any business with about your name change.
The SS office will get the word in about your new last name to all the authorities.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:30 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
your social security card is prof of your legal name change...
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:31 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by .science.mom. at 8:31 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by andmaef28 at 8:48 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 11:01 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by ItsMe89 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 29, 2010