They both decide to keep their surnames untouched. (Lois remains Lois Lane, no paperwork needed).
Lois chooses to embrace her husband’s surname. (From Lois Lane to Lois Kent).
Lois opts for a blend of both worlds. (She becomes Lois Lane-Kent).
Clark, in a twist, takes on Lois’s last name. (He’s now Clark Lane).
Changing your last name after marriage doesn’t require a court visit. While you can opt for a paid name-change kit, doing it yourself can save money. Some places might ask you to visit in person, while others accept a letter or online submissions. Remember, rules and necessary documents can differ based on location. If you’ve moved, it’s a good idea to update your address simultaneously.
Begin by obtaining a certified copy of your marriage license from the municipal clerk’s office where you got married. It’s wise to request a few extra copies; they can save you both time and money down the road. Some institutions might retain the certified copy, while others will photocopy it and hand back the original.
There is no charge for a new Social Security card with your new name. To get a corrected Social Security card, you will need to:
Obtain, or print and fill out an Application for a new Social Security Card, and Take or mail the application and documents to your local Social Security office. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them. They will not accept photocopies or notarized copies. Click here for an online application.
For more information, you can call toll-free 1-800-772-1213, or visit online at www.ssa.gov
To change your last name in California after marriage, follow these steps:
For other name changes, a legal process involving court filings and fees is required. For more details, refer to:
To change your name after marriage in Georgia:
For more information, refer to:
For those with a Standard license, permit, or non-driver ID:
Change your legal name by mail if:
To change by mail:
After a name change, notify the Motor vehicle agency within 2 weeks to update your driver’s license, ID card, and vehicle registration. Name changes in New Jersey must be done in person at a motor vehicle agency with original or certified documents. Provide proof of identity through a 6 Points of ID Verification.
Hold on, adventurer! 🌟 While you’ve conquered the realms of Social Security and Driver’s License, there are still some territories left to explore. Grab this trusty checklist and embark on your quest to update all your records:
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Keep this list close, and you’ll have everything in order in no time! 🚀
Remember, this list is just your starting point! There may be other realms in your life that require the magic touch of a name change. Feel free to print this guide and add your own unique destinations. After all, this is your adventure, and you’re the hero of this story! 🌟
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