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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  • I GOT DIVORCED 2 YEARS AGO AND I WAS ORDERED TO PAY ALLIMONY NOW MY 2 YEARS ARE FINISHED HOW DO I STOP IT
  • I WANT TO GET A DIVORCE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN STATIONED IN OKINAWA JAPAN WITHOUT HER FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS AND SHE PLAYS ALL THESE STUPID GAMES AND I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE AND I CANNOT CONTINUE SERVING IN OUR MARINE CORPS WITH THIS PROBLEM. WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME SOME INFO THAT WOULD BENEFIT MY SITUATION.
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  • In the event an annulment was granted does the the wife have the option to keep the husbands last name even if he requested she not keep it?
  • If a couple married for 14 years and live in the same house in case of divorce who owns the house if the house was bought before the marriage by one of the spouse?
  • do you have to report your debt in a divorce, if you and your spouse have already agreed on how to split it up?
  • we agree on everything just want the divorce. How long will it take? We don't want to wait 60 days we just want ot sign the papers and get it done now.

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