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 have filed for a legal separation and want to drop it, can this be done? I have filed the acceptance papers, and my husband has not responded yet. we are trying to work out our problems and not ready for a divorce. How do I go about rescinding the filing?
  • My wife kicked me out by threatening to call the cops on me and tell them im violent. I left because she was the one slapping me. How do I get my items? Do I still have to pay rent due on 5th? Kicked out on the 1st.
  • Is inheritance considered community property?
  • Wife left three years ago. No legal separation or divorce. We verbally agreed on money and custody. I bought her out of joint house and own it myself. She now demands money for medical for son. I give her willingly 120 a month. She wants more. Can she sue me?
  • 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?
  • MY HUSBAND ABANDONED ME 3 YRS AGO, HOW CAN I GET A DIVORCE AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE,I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE HOUSE THAT I'VE BEEN PAYING EVER SINCE HE LEFT OUR CHILDREN ARE ALL GROWN
  • I need help finding a lawyer.I lost my job and my husband filed for a divorce this week.I would like help defending myself.No Ins.or money
  • He wants a divorce, I don't. What do I do?
  • If money was gifted by a spouses relative to purchase a home in a marriage, is this considered a gift that would apply under A.R.S 25-211? Can the spouse get the money returned after sell of the property?
  • the father of my children, my husband, lives in Phoenix, AZ. he no longer wanted us. no blames that on adhd he has. since may 25 our two sons and i moved to S.C. now my husband says he wants his children back. am i able to file for divorce in AZ even though i now live in S.C.?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .

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