Legally can change it anytime. But for some things like getting on your spouse's health insurance and other things like that there may be a time limit. I know where I work they ask to be informed within 60 days.
My job told me people have to be entered into their spouse's insurance within 31 days of the date that appears on the marriage certificate. I know it's different everywhere, but that gives you an idea.
I also don't know how fast the turn around is on name change paperwork... so I'd call your local agency and find out
Yes Sass you don't have to have the same last name to be under your spouses insurance policy... that can be done just with the marriage cert ... in my case I never require it of our employees because we are so small we all know everything about everybody and are usuallly at the weddings... we just add them...
You have forever! With ym first marriage, I hyphenated my DL the day after we got home from the honeymoon. That way, I could use either name interchangeably. I kept my maiden name on all my financial stuff, and didn't really start using my married name until I switched jobs. I never did change my social security card.
I plan on doing the same thing this time around. I have too much in my maiden name to change it.
@Carole-you only have a year to change your name on your passport for free. You have to send them a certified copy of your marriage certificate, along with your maiden name passport, and then they'll mail you your new passport. And eventually mail you your maiden name passport-why, I don't know. LOL. But if you wait longer than a year, you have to do the process all over again plus the $200!
Did she get into like any sort of trouble or anything? I am just asking because I am waiting to change my name due to health insurance reasons. The minute I change it, mine and my daughters health insurance goes away...but i am just nervous that when I finally do change it, they'll be well why did you wait so long type thing??? IDK am i being paranoid? lol
Okay so, I'm in NY state.... Due to the pandemic we are still getting married in October, but only legally. Next year, we plan to do the full formal thing. I would like to legally be married, but continue using my current surname until we do the full ceremony in 2021... What do I put on the marriage certificate? It says that you supposed to enter what name you INTEND to use, but I don't want there to be any issues in the following year with legalities.
As long as you want. It took me a few months to change mine, just bc there's so much to do. The only reason I changed mine as quickly as I did is bc we're expecting our first child and I wanted my name to be right on his birth certificate.