Name change after marriage is big decision and there are SO many options. Will you take your spouse’s last name, hyphenate, take two last names without a hyphen, take your maiden name as your middle name, use your name professionally and his/hers socially or simply keep your maiden name? The possibilities are overwhelming and the emotions around the concept of name change can be highly charged.
If you do decide to change your name (which most do), there is a stack of government name change forms waiting for you to complete and file in a specific order.
Follow these simple steps to make your transition from Miss to Mrs. a smooth one!
1 – Purchase 2 to 3 Certified Copies of Your Marriage Certificate
2 – Obtain a Social Security Card with Your New Married Name
3 – Update your Driver’s License or ID from your State Motor Vehicle/Transportation Office
4 – Notify the IRS of Your Name Change
5 – Update Your U.S. Passport
6 – Notify the Post Office
7 – Change Your Personal Paperwork
8 – Last but certainly not least, Use Your New Married Name!
We hope this list will make your transition from Miss to Mrs a little simpler! We want to hear from you, too! Have you gone through the process of changing your name after getting married? How was the process for you?