Divorce & Annulment Story

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My name is Jillian, and I recently got divorced and got my maiden name back in the divorce decree. The divorce was in another state and as soon as I received the decree in the mail, I went to get my Arizona driver’s license with my new name. I was told that I had to go to the Social Security office first and change it there then come back after 24 hours to get my new driver’s license. So I went to the Social Security Office and waited on line outside for 1 ½ hours and then inside for another hour until my name was called. I had my current driver’s license with my married name, my social security card with my married name, my birth certificate with my maiden name and my certified copy of my divorce decree from the Texas court ordering my name changed back to my maiden name.

The social security office told me I could not change my name on my card and in their records because my divorce decree did not have my date of birth or social security number on it. She said I had to prove my identity with a recent picture ID in my maiden name or have an official document with both age and maiden name, like a driver’s license.  She said it was a new rule effective on 1/17/2006. She said I needed to get an affidavit of Divorce or name change from the Texas court. Well, I got a certificate of name change and it has my social security number but not my date of birth. I haven’t been back to the social security office yet because I cannot miss work to stand in line for several hours.  I hope I don’t get into trouble. I will never get married and change my name again.

by: Jillian R

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QUESTIONS

  • how do I qualify for an anulment
  • If we own a house together, and i wanted to keep the house after thedivorce, is it possiable? I work from my home and i have paid the house payments for the past 6 years.
  • My husband and married in Arizona. He is incarcerated in AZ. I have moved out of state. Do I have to get divorced in AZ or can I get it done where i reside now?
  • my husband and his ex-girlfriend have a house and he wants to sell and she does not what can we do and what type of lawyer do we need?
  • I am an American citizen and got married in India. I been staying away from my wife for almost 2 years. To file for divorce do I have to file in India or here to be valid?
  • I own my home as sole and separate property and I am filing for divorce. My husband refuses to leave. What can I do?
  • my husband & i filed for legal separation in 2001. we reconciled in 04/2003 and lived together as husband & wife in arizona until end end of september 2006. he has filed for a dissolution of marriage, according to arizona law, are the terms of the 2001 legal separation still valid?
  • Can I get my money back for my lawyer. My divorce never went through since 2004. I believe my lawyer never pursued the issue & I am still married ..what can I do
  • Where can I go to get the appropriate form to "Petition for Annulment"? I have taken two different sets of forms to the court and both have been denied.
  • My ex-husband will not follow the divorce decree order that were signed by a judge. How can I enforce the judges order? What form do I use?

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