Monday, July 23, 2012

You're Married!!! Name Change Checklist

You're MARRIED!!!! Whether you are changing your last name to your new spouses or hyphenating, you have many places to remember to make the change. We don't want you to forget any areas. Here is a helpful list of places your new name will need to appear. 

Government Agencies
___ Social Security Administration - social security card
___ Department of Motor Vehicles - driver's license, car title and registration
___ State Department – US Passport
___ Voter Registration – some states allow you to change voter registration at the DMV

Work and employment
___ Employer – w4 forms, 401k, insurance, benefits, email, business cards, name plate, work website
___ Unions and professional organizations, including State Bar and professional licenses
___ Personal professional website- especially for freelancers

___ Checking accounts, checks, and bank cards
___ Savings and money market accounts, CDs
___ Credit Cards
___ Debts such as mortgages and loans (Remember school loans too!)
___ Assets such as property titles, deeds, trusts
___ Investment accounts, including IRAs, and 401ks if not through your employer

___ Homeowners or renters insurance
___ Landlord
___ Utilities – electric, gas, water, telephones, internet, cable
___ Home owners association or management agency
___ Memberships; gym, library, subscriptions etc...

___ Doctor, Dentist, Ob-Gyn, Therapists, Counselors

Other Legal Documents
___ Health proxy
___ Will

Social Media and Internet
___ Facebook
___ Twitter
___ Myspace
___ Instagram
___ Blogs 
___ LinkedIn
___ Flickr
___ Email

You will need to check with local state and federal agency's to make sure that you have changed everything you needed too. 

There are online sources that can help you make these changes. Here is a place that may help


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