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

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QUESTIONS

  • If a husband moves out unexpectedly while you are at work and takes your car that is in your name can you call police and report it stolen?
  • Do I need to get annulment from my two month marriage. I recently found out I have been married for the past 9 years to another man that I thought I was divorced from. The original husband is a Veteran and although I might not be eligible for benefits because I left 9 years ago, I need to know if I can still apply for benefits being currently married. Does this 2 month marriage exist?
  • how soon does a complaint for divorce have to be served, before its dismissed
  • I LEFT MY HUSBAND AND HAD TO START COMPLETELY OVER SO I CASHED IN MY 401K...IS HE ENTITLED TO THAT MONEY IF WE WERE ONLY MARRIED A YEAR AND I ACCRUED IT BEFORE WE WERE MARRIED?
  • how do I get a copy of my divorce paperwork
  • 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
  • I was married in Mexico to a college friend who was deported. We were married 3 years ago. I came back to AZ and have not seen him since, we talk regularly but he has no plans on returning to the states. Is filing for a divorce in Arizona possible, and could I file for an annulment considering we never consummated the marriage?
  • MY X HAS NOT FOLLOWED OUR DECREE. WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HIM BACK TO COURT FOR CHANGES.
  • What to do with an exwife that has not followed the judge orders on the separation of goods after the divorece was done. She is still taking money from my account,she has taken things from my home, how can I get her out of my life and make her return all the money and goods she has taken afte the divorce?
  • What happends next when my spouse responds to the divorce?

STORIES

  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • 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. . .

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