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Smithsburg, MD  21783


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It's Two-Cents Tuesday! Your question is...Angela Maria, what are the name-changing steps that I need to take after I get married?

May 30, 2017

This is a great question that can easily cause a lot of angst among a new "Mrs."  Here is a list of the first few steps you need to take!  For starters, either you or your officiant will need to mail in the confirmation form that the marriage did take place.  This form, signed by the officiant, differs from state-to-state, county-to-county, and usually needs to be mailed in within 5 days (give or take) after the ceremony.  


After this first step, you will need to call your court house where you originally applied for the license and ask for a few "official" copies of your marriage certificate/license (because what you are given on the day of your ceremony by your officiant serves as the "unofficial" license).  You will need a copy of your official license in order to complete the next few steps.  It actually doesn't hurt for you to purchase more than 1.


Next, visit these critical places to start the name-change process, and bring those copies:


1 - Social Security Administration

2 - Department of Motor Vehicles

3 - Banks

4 - Work-Related Licenses

5 - Voter Registration

6 - Post Office


Once you hit those locations, use this awesome checklist to take care of the rest of the locations/documentation.  Click HERE to get the free checklist!  


There are also some online name change services that are available to assist you with this process.  For a small fee, these services can save you lots of valuable time in the somewhat daunting process.  Check out:


Miss Now Mrs






That's it!  The process doesn't have to be difficult.  Just take it one step at a time - use the checklist above, or consider one of those name changing services to take care of it for you.


Happy Name-Changing!






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