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How long after marriage do you have until you must change your name?

I'm getting married finally after almost 5yrs. I was wondering if after we tied the knot I had to immediately change my name or do I have a certain amout of time before it has to be done?

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Asked by reigndrops12689 at 11:01 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Relationships

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  • I'm not so sure you HAVE to change your name at all. Many women these days keep their maiden name for various reasons.

    Answer by specialwingz at 11:04 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • i waited a while to change mine on my DL...

    Answer by JazzyJes at 11:11 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I know I don't HAVE to but I want to. Just wanna know how long I have.

    Comment by reigndrops12689 (original poster) at 11:11 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Hmmm.... I don't think there's a time limit. I didn't change my name either time I was married. I do plan on doing it this time.. just waiting a little bit.

    Answer by dmdblleb at 11:12 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I dont believe you hae a time limit......we were married 07/07/07 and I just changed mine a year ago.

    Answer by ddleachman at 11:17 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I never changed my name legally when I got married.

    Answer by hap2bmom at 11:26 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I don't know if there is a time limit or not. I just did it all when I moved into our apartment when we got married. Since I was changing my address on my license, I changed my name at the social security office first so I could have it all right on my license.

    Answer by JamieLK at 11:35 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • there isn't a time limit, you can change your name at any time

    Answer by AshleyBishop06 at 11:58 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • To my knowledge there isn't a time limit, how ever after a divorce u have 90 days or u have to pay 800 dollars to change it....

    Answer by littledonna321 at 2:31 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • well when u married your husband legally u can be called by his last name but i got mine changed like 4 months after we got married by ss

    Answer by AliciaLamoreux at 3:20 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

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