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Is Your Wedding a Waste of Money?

For many people, the wedding ceremony is huge and a dream come true. They save big money for this day, with many incurring even more debts to make sure everything isn't ordinary and drab as many other events. It's a day when nothing is left to chance as the money is poured on the wedding reception, gowns and bridesmaids outfits, cakes, decor, expensive limousines and one hell of a honeymoon in the Alps.

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Men Changing Their Last Names to Their Wives'

More than any other time in history, men are taking the last names of their wives. The number of women who have decided to stick to their maiden names after marriage has also gone up. Many people think that men who adopt their wives' last names have a problem; the truth is today's man has very solid reasons for doing so.

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North Carolina Name Change Process

Those who wish to complete a North Carolina name change have a number of options to choose from. It's also worth noting that there are procedures to be followed and legal expectations to be met for the procedure to be considered legally abiding. Here are a number of scenarios anyone in North Carolina needs to know relating to a change of name.

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Name Change After Marriage in New York

New York offers a number of generous name change options. It's important to note that while you can unofficially adopt a new name in this state just by using it, in the vast majority of circumstances, a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order will be required to make it official, such as in governmental, academic or professional documents. There are a number of facts you need to know before you decide to seek a change of name within the state of New York or New York City (NYC).

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Name Change After Marriage in Texas

If you are in Texas and seeking a name change there are a number of things you need to have in mind. It's always important to know everything you need to effect a name change for whatever reason in the State of Texas. Here are a number of things you might want to know.

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Name Change After Marriage in Georgia

In Georgia, name change takes place in a number of ways, as per the laid out legal process. Nonetheless, like in many other jurisdictions, the procedure has some unique traits that you need to know before going ahead with a name change.

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Social Security Name Change: A Complete Guide

Before you can do much to change your name, you need to get your name changed with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your social security card and nine-digit social security number (SSN) is the key to getting through other name changes—DMV, your bank, etc—with ease.

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Name Change After Marriage in Florida

Changing your name for whatever reason in Florida is not as straightforward as many might think. Here are a number of things you might want to know.

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Name Change After Marriage in California

If you are in California and considering a legal name change after marriage, divorce, changing a minor's name through a court order and/or any other unique name change need, there are a number of options available. Always remember to have all the required documents with you. It's also important to take advantage of easier and faster name changes, such as ensuring you have indicated such a desire to your divorce attorney for faster processing.

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NY Middle to Maiden Name Change for the DMV

In 2014, women were strongly rewarded with a decision by the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York State giving them one of the simplest processes of changing their middle names into their maiden names on their own drivers' licenses after getting married.