Quick Answer: How do you change your name after you’re married?

How long do you have to change your name after your wedding?

How Long Does It Take to Change Your Name After Marriage? In most U.S. states, it takes 2-8 weeks to legally change your name after your wedding.

Is it ever too late to change your name after marriage?

You have as long as you want to change your name after getting married. While many states prefer that you notify them that you’ve changed your name within 30 days after your wedding, you’ll still be allowed to change your name even if you wait.

What happens if you don’t change your last name after marriage?

Your marriage license and certificate will show both your current and new name after marriage. So, if you decide not to change, there will be a reference to your pre-marriage name, a.k.a. old name, a.k.a. current name, a.k.a. legal name. Nine times out of ten, it’s your maiden name.

Can I change back to my maiden name while married?

Maiden Name Change usually means Getting Your Maiden Name Back after Divorce. However, the Divorce Name Change process allows other Name Changes too. AND, you’re allowed to retake your Maiden Name even if you are still married and have no plans to divorce through a new Name Change Petition.

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