In a previous blog I took you and your fiance through the steps to get your marriage license. Now in this blog, just for the bride-to-be, I would like to take you through the steps of legally changing your last name to reflect your new married status—if in fact, you want to take your beloved’s last name. You must….
3) Visit the Division of Motor Vehicleswith your certified marriage license and your new social security card in hand. Be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait! There be lines at
the Division of Motor Vehicles!
Of course, this is just the beginning. You will
need to contact your mortgage company, your utilities companies, the list goes on. If you will be honeymooning outside the country, better to NOT change your name on anything until you return. If your name change is in process, confusion will result and you may not be allowed to leave the country with your new husband! A sobering thought.