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

  • Hello I am going through a divorce and am representing myself. I have all the paperwork ready to go to serve my husband. Before I do that I need for someone to look it over and let me know if it okay and reasonable. I want spousal maintenance. I have no jo,b my husband does. together he makes enough money to get help but I do not. Just need advice
  • I got married in Arizona, but we moved to another country. If we want to divorce, do we have to come back to Arizona ?
  • Hello. I am finally attempting to get a divorce from my husband. I am from WA State and fled to get away from him and his family who were threatening my children and I. We have one small child together. When he was a child his mom changed his last name, not legally from his birth name to her maiden name. And we were married with her maiden name, not the name on his birth certificate. My question is does this make our marriage legal?
  • I live in Phoenix & filed our divorce in AZ. My husband is going on medical disability & lives in CA. He is turning his pension into the disability. We have been married 19 years and the judge that I saw at my first hearing wants me to check the pension amount so I receive my correct amount. I have a request for $850.00 in spousal support but I would like to lower it to $450.00 because he is going on disability. I completed the decree with a paralegal. Can I change the decree myself to lower the amount of spousal support before my next default hearing?
  • I cannot seem to find the forms for a covenant marriage divorce.
  • We would like to start the Divorce process ourselves, when we file the Petition do we have to submit a parenting plan at that time if we are planning on joint custody of our two minor children. Having trouble just getting started, thank you.
  • How long do I need to run an ad in the newspaper to get a divorce?
  • My husband and I are going through a very civil divorce. We have no kids and want to be officially divorced as soon as possible so he is able to purchase a house without my liabilities. Once we turn in the paperwork, how long will it take for it to be processed?
  • I have three kids and my husband filed for divorce in Iowa...I moved to Arizona two weeks ago and I was wondering if I have to get a lawyer from Iowa or can I have a lawyer from Arizona...and does anyone know of how I would be able to get a lawyer for free because I am a single mother and can't afford a lawyer.
  • My wife filed for a divorce and we still have intercourse are the papers still valid

STORIES

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  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .

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