If you’re newly married in the sunshine state of California, you may be experiencing the post-marriage administration blues. The marriage name change process is famously confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming, and, most of all, not what you need during your honeymoon period.
That’s why we’ve created this handy California Marriage Name Change Checklist, which splits out what legal, financial, and digital documents need a name change after marriage. First, you’ll tackle your legal paperwork and learn what documents are needed and how to change them.
Next, it’s time to identify which financial institutions need to know your good news (i.e., credit card companies, loan providers, employers, etc.) and how you should notify them.
Finally, you’ll find some handy tips on how to change your name on digital platforms such as email addresses, autofill, and social media accounts.
We want to stress that the devil is in the details when it comes to name changes, so be sure to check all our handy icons below to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Armed with this handy checklist, you’ll be answering to your new name in no time at all!