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

  • Separated now for 7 months and had to move in with my brother's family in Utah because we had no money. Should I file for divorce in Utah or AZ? We filed & granted Bankruptcy last April. We have very left (furniture). I still help him out with bills occasionally & my name is still on utilities etc. in AZ
  • if my wife leaves me does she have any rights to my pension and soc sec money no kids all are grown have some proof she has a boyfriend. has been gone since 10-30 no contact at all
  • My husband has been gone for eight years. I have no idea where he is. Do I still have to find him to serve a divorce? We have minor children together. The child support he has paid has been speratic.
  • How can we separate finances during our sepatation? I want to buy a house of my own with out obligating him or puting myself at risk of it being considered community property. He has moved out and our home is up for sale.
  • We live in Mohave County. I want to move back to PA without my husband. Do I file for a legal separation or file for divorce? We own a home in both our names. The car is in my name first but I would not be able to afford it. We both get SS and he has a pension.
  • A wife cheats and get pregnant by another man. The husband and wife are currently going through a divorce. If the child is born before the divorce is finalized is the husband responsible for the child even though it's not his?
  • I pay spousal maitenance monthly to Support Payment Clearing House directy, in the form of a check. The divorce decree that is on record has a date listed as the final date or last payment to be payed through January 31, 2019. Do I need to fill any additional closure documents or just send the last payment when due? It is not withheld from my paycheck. I write the check. Not sure if I need to file anything or if they get it per the decree.
  • How can i annul this marriage i was married just 3 weeks ago and know its a great mistake
  • How long do I need to run an ad in the newspaper to get a divorce?
  • Igot marry like 2years ago andhe just useme to Clem mykids he got 8000.00 eight thousand back we where to gather for 1 mouth can u. Help me feel free call me 6026722595 Erica thanks

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