Name Change due to getting married

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thisislife49
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Name Change due to getting married

Postby thisislife49 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:42 pm

Hello All!

I have a quick question. I will be getting married in the next month, but I plan to apply to law schools before the wedding. My last name will be changing once I am married and therefore will no longer match up with my application name (although my current last name will become my middle.) Has this caused anyone issues in the past? Let me know if there is something I need to do. Maybe just mail the marriage certificate to schools I get accepted to?

Thanks!

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Ron Mexico
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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby Ron Mexico » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:45 pm

You could just not change your name.

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kwais
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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby kwais » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:56 pm

you'll be fine. Just include both names on every communication to the schools, and maybe even flag it where appropriate. It will not be the first time they've seen it.

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MyNameIsFlynn!
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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Ron Mexico wrote:You could just not change your name.


or just don't get married

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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby dnptan » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:56 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Ron Mexico wrote:You could just not change your name.


or just don't get married


lol. Thinking outside the box. This one is going to Stanford.

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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby redsox » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:58 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Ron Mexico wrote:You could just not change your name.


or just don't get married


Or marry someone who already shares your last name.

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MyNameIsFlynn!
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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:39 pm

redsox wrote:
MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Ron Mexico wrote:You could just not change your name.


or just don't get married


Or marry someone who already shares your last name.


significant boost for 'Bama Law

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Re: Name Change due to getting married

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:21 pm

Or hold off until after admissions are over to do all the name-changing stuff. It doesn't happen instantly upon saying "I do." You can operated just fine with your maiden name until a more convenient time.




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