How Soon Should I Change My Name?
Married Name Change
Whilst it is common for married name change to take place within a few months of a wedding, there is no legal time frame required. A bride can change from her maiden name to her married name immediately or many years after their wedding.
If you decide to change your name after marriage you will find it easier if you aim to have all your records and accounts consistently under the one name within four to six weeks. There can be complications where you have different accounts under various names. Any accounts or documentation issued by government departments should always be under the same name. Change the name on your Social Security records first as many other government departments link to SSA records.
Divorce Name Change
There is no timeframe to revert to your maiden name. You can change your name after divorce immediately after your divorce decree is available. Some women, especially with younger children, may wait years until they decide to make the change. It is easier to change names within 2 years of divorce as the Social Security Administration require less supporting documents if your divorce decree is less than 2 years old. The time frame is up to you, but once you start changing names after divorce, try to have all your records changed within a month or two. You may run into complications where credit cards, photo ID and government records are under different names.
Legal Name Change
If you have legally changed your name you must begin using your new name immediately and your new name must be used for all purposes. Prioritize your photo ID then aim for all of your accounts and memberships updated within two weeks. Depending on how many accounts you have and how much spare time you have available, it can take weeks just to find out what each company's procedure is! Easy Name Change can tell you what the name change procedure is for over 1,000 organizations and provide you with all the necessary paperwork in just a few minutes.
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