Name Change
Check Pricing
3-Step Process
Why LegalZoom?
Education Center
Name Change Education

Why LegalZoom

Home | Divorce & Name Change | Name Change

Name Change

8. After the Name Change

After the formal order granting the name change has been issued, there are a few additional steps necessary to complete the process in an orderly fashion. These all involve notifying any agency or individual that normally deals with you under your former name. Some of the agencies that require notification are:
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Passport Office
  • Post Office
  • IRS
  • Voter Registration
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Credit Card companies (or issuers)
  • Doctors
  • Insurance companies
  • State Tax Authority
  • Clubs
  • Memberships
  • Employer
  • Retirement plans

Change your name in minutes.

You may also need to consider revising your will, trust, living will, and any other personal legal documents. If you do not yet have any of these important documents, LegalZoom can help you create a will, living trust, living will and power of attorney, all without the price of a lawyer.

LegalZoom Newsletter
Sign up for our free monthly newsletter and receive periodic special offers.
Choose Another Document