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Checklist: Where to Change Your Name

by Melissa Crumish on

This may be difficult to fathom, but name change notification does not stop at Facebook or Twitter. There are other authorities to notify should your name change due to: Marriage Divorce Court order Certificate of Naturalization showing new name Who to Notify of Your Name Change To begin, focus on updating your identification by notifying: […]

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Changing Your Name With the Social Security Administration by Melissa Crumish on

With the exception of winning lottery numbers, no other multiple-number combination carries more clout in life than your Social Security number. Your Social Security number is required for many transactions and benefits, including: Financial dealings Loan applications Credit card applications Tax returns (federal and state) Driver license applications Recreational licenses (hunting and fishing) Voting registration […]

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Changing Your Name With an Online Name Changing Kit by Kathy Teel on

Changing your name for any reason can be a very complicated process. A change in name after you get married or divorced, for example, involves filing a lot of federal and state name-change forms, using your marriage certificate as legal proof of marriage. Changing your name for any other reason (during the adoption process, for […]

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Changing Your Name on Your Car Title and Registration by Melissa Crumish on

If you change your name due to divorce, marriage, court order or creative caprice, you will need to notify your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This will help avoid any potential confusion or problems in the future, especially in the way of car titles and vehicle registration certificates. Is Name Change Notification Mandatory? Depending […]

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Changing Your Name on Your Drivers License/ID Card by Cara Hopkins on

Throughout the history of our country, people have changed their names for various reasons, including: Marriage Divorce Adoption Change in citizenship Our modern era has introduced even more reasons: from newlyweds taking a hyphenated version of both their last names, to transgender name changes, to more and more folks who simply desire a name that […]

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DMV New Resident Checklist by Melissa Crumish on

Moving to a new state creates a lengthy Things to Do list: checking out schools, contacting utility companies, figuring out which neighbors to avoid … Faced with so many undertakings, it’s easy to forget to contact your local Department of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) after relocation. Depending on your situation you may need to update all […]

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Forms and Publications for New Residents by Melissa Crumish on

After relocating and settling into your new abode, you need to address driver license and vehicle registration matters with your new state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The sooner you act the better. All DMV offices give new residents a short window of time to apply for new license plates and transfer their driver licenses. […]

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