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If you've changed your name....

I need advice!

I went last week to Social Security and change my name from Cheryl Middle Maiden to Cheryl Maiden Married.  No problems, and the guy gave me a letter to take to the DMV that showed that I applied for a new card and had changed my name.

I went to the DMV today (the one in Lauderdale Lakes) and they would not issue a new license with my new name because they said that to change my middle name I would need a court order.

I normally post on the CFL board (where I got married) and I know plenty of the girls made the same name change and had no issues getting a license, so is it just a SFL problem? I know other people who say they didnt have any problems either. 

Have any of you run into this problem?  I think I might try a different DMV tomorrow and see if they say the same thing.  Any advice?  TIA!

Re: If you've changed your name....

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    JillianLLJillianLL member
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    edited December 2011
    Call a different DMV in your area before you go and see what their policy is. 
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    edited December 2011
    im pretty sure theyre right.  i think i remember reading that somewhere studying for the bar exam this summer...
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    dbonichedboniche member
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    edited December 2011
    If you go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles all it saids is this: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqkeys.html#NameCg

    IV. Name Change
    • If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photocopies will be accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. For multiple name changes, you must show a document trail linking your current name to your chosen proof of identity.
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    edited December 2011
    just to let everyone know.  I went to a different DMV this morning, and they said the letter from Social Security together with the marriage license was all the support they needed, and gave me a new license without any problems.

    So it really does seem to be dependent on who you talk to.
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