Change your name after a divorce doesn’t need to be difficult.
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Simplify the Name-Changing Process after a Divorce with this Checklist!So you are nearing the final steps of your divorce, now what? For those who are considering a name change, this name change after divorce checklist is a place to start. There are many steps involved in completing a name change successfully, Make sure all the areas are covered, beginning with this name change after divorce checklist. For more questions, contact Jeddeloh & Snyder PA today and come in for your initial consultation.
Steps for the General Identification Basics
1. New Driver’s License or State Identification Card
One of the first steps you should consider is getting a new driver’s license. This is as easy as going to the DMV with your certification of divorce and filling out the form for a new driver’s license! Having a new ID can help with the other steps, so consider doing this step towards the beginning of this process.
2. Social Security Documents
This form can be found on the Social Security Administration website or by contacting them by telephone. The name change document can take some time for processing, but once it is filled out you are done with this step!
3. Your Passport
This process can take some time, so if you plan on traveling in the near future, make sure to address this as soon as possible. In order to change the name on your passport, mail your current passport, required paperwork, divorce decree, and a passport photo to the address found on Travel.State.Gov.
4. Post office and handling your mail
Another important step in this process is to make sure you let your post office know about your name change. Contact your local post office by website, telephone, or in person to complete their required documentation of your name change.
5. Financial institution accounts and safety deposit boxes
Keep your money safe and accounted for by contacting each of your financial institutions to ask about their requirements for changing your name on your accounts. Make sure you follow the steps correctly for each institution and ask questions about what the next step will be for your accounts.
6. Voter Registration, even when it’s not election season
Contact your local voter registration at the voter registration website and follow the procedure for completing a name change. This can be helpful to do right away, even if no elections are going on, so that it can be taken care of before and you no longer have to worry about it.