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

  • When can I file for a divorce?
  • how do you find out if you are divorced before you spend all that money
  • My divorce was filed on January 17, 2012. When will my divorce be finalized?
  • I've filed for divorce, have served my husband with those papers and am now awaiting my parenting class that is just over a week away. Upon my completion of the class, can the court deny my divorce if my husband does not attend his class?
  • How do I download the forms for annulment
  • If I have not live or been supported by ex-husband who has been living domestically with another woman for over 20 years, does it help in my filing for divorce so I can proceed forward with another man?
  • I was married for 14 years and do already receive 50% of my exhusbands military pension. When he dies, will i still be entiteled to this pension ?
  • I am trying to find the dissolution of marriage papers for cochise county, I've looked on the website for Self-Service Center and only see them for every county other than Cochise. Please Help!
  • My ex-wife has stopped paying on the car and credit cards agreed upon in the divorce decree. My name is still on those items and I am afraid it is going to effect my credit. What can I do?
  • If I am the respondent . what name goes in the person filing on the form myself the respondent, or my spouse the petitioner

STORIES

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