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

QUESTIONS

  • i need some help asap to fill divorce paper i have 2 children and never work always stayed home
  • Where cam I find online "Respondent" forms for a dissolution of marriage petition?
  • Can I have my divorce finalized before I give birth if I'm pregnant?
  • If I am married to an Illegal Alien, am I legally married and if he is in Mexico and not coming back, How do I divorce him?
  • I became disabled during our marriage.After that time,she was able to get a good paying job with benefits incl, profit sharing,retirement,etc.I have become dependent on her income to pay for bills incl. basics.Am I entitled to spousal maintenance?
  • Do I need to get annulment from my two month marriage. I recently found out I have been married for the past 9 years to another man that I thought I was divorced from. The original husband is a Veteran and although I might not be eligible for benefits because I left 9 years ago, I need to know if I can still apply for benefits being currently married. Does this 2 month marriage exist?
  • I am a Utah native and moved to Arizona about 2 years ago. I got married in AZ in October 2014. I recently have moved back to Utah in January and want to get my marriage annulled and my husband still lives in az. Do I file for annulment in UT or az? It is an az marriage license.
  • I am deploying to go to afghanistan. I want to file for divorce but am concerned that may not go in my favor at this time. Can my spouse file for a divorce legally? I am leaving in july. How long does a divorce take , can it be finalized w/o me being present? If we have our own vehicles, both names r on each, could it possibly be divided where I keep my truck? Thank u
  • when I divorced my ex wife in 2003, the decree did not state a clear awarding of my military pension since I was still active. I will be going to court to fight the amount I have to pay. She waited over 19 months to let me know she wanted the money. I agree to pay but only at the lower amount (E5) vice (E8). any info is greatly appreciated.
  • I'm in the process of filing for divorce. What is the best way to serve papers to my husband, who is currently in AZ State Prison? I have not had contact w/him for over 2 years, & do not wish to take them to him personally.

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