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  •  Changing your name legally (3+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice, orlbucfan, LSophia

    ...is simple and easy in most states. In any state you can fill out the paperwork yourself -- and if you need a lawyer, you can buttonhole one in the hallway for 50 bucks to stand for you for 5 minutes. The court clerks handle everything, anyway -- and if you stick around you can leave with a stamped order of name change in about an hour.

    It happens to be a hobby of mine.

    I realize this is about the "principle of the thing" -- but sometimes you have to work around the stupid to get on with your life.


    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:13:38 PM PST

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    •  Oops, didn't mean to post that you, wilderness. (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, LSophia

      Hope you don't mind.


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:15:22 PM PST

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    •  Legal name change isn't easy in WV (2+ / 0-)
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      Mr Teem, Pluto

      Ms. Landis can't legally change her name in West Virginia. First she'd have to live there for at least a year. Then she needs to meet one of the enumerated "sufficient reasons" for changing a name, and a same sex marriage isn't on the list.

      http://www.ehow.com/...

      "How to Make a Legal Name Change in West Virginia

      1. Meet the residency and age requirements. To change your name in West Virginia, you must have been a resident of the state for at least one year. Further, you must have resided in the same county for at least a year before you can file your petition with the county court. Anyone who wants to change their name must be at least 18 years old.

      2. Understand the reasons allowed for a name change. West Virginia law allows citizens to change their name only in certain circumstances. You must be able to show the court sufficient reasons that a name change is consistent with the public interest. The most common reasons for meeting this requirement are: name change upon dissolution of marriage, divorce, or remarriage....."

      Read more: How to Make a Legal Name Change in West Virginia | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...

      •  Good to know. (0+ / 0-)

        She, of course, must get a license in her current name -- then change it after the residency requirement.

        The SCOTUS route could take 20 years -- and that's a long time to wait for a driver's license.


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:19:37 PM PST

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    •  keep the paperwork for when you start social (1+ / 0-)
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      Pluto

      security.  Name change paperwork very important.

      Hey, GOP - Get In, Sit Down, Shut up, & Hang On!

      by 88kathy on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:54:22 PM PST

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