5_Legal-Name-Change_Facts_You-Need-To-Know

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People may choose to change their name for different reasons. These including - not liking their current name or to start afresh after a major change in life like a divorce, marriage or gender realignment, among others. Legal name change may be done to change the first, middle or even the last name. Changing a name is a process not a one stop event. For more information visit www.hitchswitch.com

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5 Legal Name Change Facts You Need To Know:

5 Legal Name Change Facts You Need To Know www. hitch switch .com

People may choose to change their name for different reasons. These including - not liking their current name or to start afresh after a major change in life like a divorce, marriage or gender realignment, among others. Legal name change may be done to change the first, middle or even the last name. Changing a name is a process not a one stop event.:

People may choose to change their name for different reasons. These including - not liking their current name or to start afresh after a major change in life like a divorce , marriage or gender realignment, among others. Legal name change may be done to change the first, middle or even the last name. Changing a name is a process not a one stop event. www. hitch switch .com

You Can Pick Any Name, With Very Few Exceptions:

You Can Pick Any Name, With Very Few Exceptions If your birth name sounds awful, you can pick any other name that you find interesting. There are exceptions to legal name change that include picking the name of a celebrity. This may lead to confusion and may be considered impersonation. You cannot use trademark names for similar reasons. After all, you will find trouble operating under certain names in public. Numerals like 7 or 2 and punctuation marks like ? or ! are also not accepted for use as personal names. However, you may use their full names like ‘Comma’ or ‘Slash’ etc. 1 www. hitch switch .com

It is Easy During Divorce or Marriage:

It is Easy During Divorce or Marriage Most States make it easy to change names after a life changing event like a marriage or divorce. You are allowed to affix the name of your spouse, hyphenate your two names or even amalgamate the names and thus create a new one. In this case, you will not require a court order to effect the change. The name just needs to appear on your marriage license. Produce the certificate at the DMV, Bank , Social Security Administration, etc and your last name is changed. During a divorce, the judge can take care of that in the decree. www. hitch switch .com 2

You Must Pay:

You Must Pay Most states require you to pay between $150 and $200 when filling a Petition for a Name Change. Notarizing the forms will also cost you a few dollars. Certifying your marriage certificate also costs money. If you are taking the help of an agent, you have to pay their fees as well. When you take up the process, it will cost you time and other resources . www. hitch switch .com 3

Notify All Relevant Persons and Institutions:

Notify All Relevant Persons and Institutions The Social Security Administration should be the first person you inform about a change to your name. Other departments that you need to inform include the DMV, who will give you a new license. The IRS should also be notified. Tell your bank, insurance provider, utility companies, and all other institutions that provide you with services about the change to your name. Failure to notify them could lead to hitches the next time you seek their services. www. hitch switch .com 4

No Jumping the Gun:

No Jumping the Gun Do not rush to notify people and institutions until your papers are out. There could be a hitch that requires correction. Be systematic to allow seamless changes, especially where identification documents are required. Transgender people need to tread carefully because the change they seek could affect the extent of coverage they receive from insurance. For instance, if you are a legal male, you will not get cover for hysterectomy . www. hitch switch .com 5

Contact Us:

Contact Us For a better understanding on how to legally change your name after marriage or divorce, please send us an email or call our name change concierge customer service team! 844-639-6263 customerservice@hitchswitch.com For more information visit www. hitchswitch .com www. hitch switch .com

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