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#1 bsktcase

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:00 PM

Okay, I'm going to start a list of important things to change once you get married (if you change your last name):

Social Security Card
Driver's License
Bank Accounts
Credit Card Companies
Passport
Beneficiary Info

NOTIFY:
Those people who invest your money into things for you (sorry, drawing a blank)
Your Employer/HR
Doctor
Dentist?
Places you pay bills to
Post Office?

INSURANCE company
Cable/Satellite provider
Utilities

Have I missed any?

#2 kramer

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

Post office, maybe?
Places you pay bills to?

#3 vinandtonic

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:03 PM

remember you will need a copy of your marriage license to get all of these things changed! :)

#4 kramer

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:07 PM

facebook, myspace? :funny1:

#5 bsktcase

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:55 PM

I just found out that when you get married, your spouse automatically becomes your beneficiary. If you don't want your spouse to be your beneficiary, then they have to sign something saying that they agree to allow you to choose someone else. (In MA, anyway)

That seems really strange to me.

#6 TEO

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:15 PM

I just found out that when you get married, your spouse automatically becomes your beneficiary. If you don't want your spouse to be your beneficiary, then they have to sign something saying that they agree to allow you to choose someone else. (In MA, anyway)

That seems really strange to me.


Inheritance laws vary by State of residence.

Splitting of assets etc due to divorce also varys by State.

#7 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

not changing my name feels like a better and better decision :)

Next of kin rights for spouses are pretty standard...once you marry someone they become your 'next of kin' in terms of inheritance, hospital visitation, and medical decisions. It's one of the federal marriage rights I believe so it applies to all (straight) marriages. Part of the reason (some) people get married is because there are all sorts of legal benefits to doing so- it's certainly a huge part of why we are getting married. :) That's also why people are all up in arms about the right to gay marriage- because there are over 1000 different legal rights associated with marriage.

#8 Wende

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:17 AM

Why wouldn't you want your spouse to be your beneficiary?

#9 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:39 AM

i guess maybe if you have kids from a previous marriage who you want to be your beneficiary? That's really the only reason i can think of...like those old dudes who marry young golddiggers or something, they may want to make sure if they die the $$ goes to their kids and not their new wife...

#10 bsktcase

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

Why wouldn't you want your spouse to be your beneficiary?


Was this for me? I'm not opposed to my spouse being my beneficiary. I always had my mother down for those types of things so I was surprised to find out that it would change automatically.

The part that seems strange to me is that you have to get your spouse's consent to sign someone else as your beneficiary.

#11 kramer

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:07 PM

hmm. that IS strange!

#12 vinandtonic

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:09 PM

I didn't change my name either Rel. :)