Finally being able to change your name, could feel like the icing on the (wedding) cake! This is such a monumental occasion! This can also be very confusing…that’s where we come in!
This blog will take you through the step-by-step process of how to change your name in the state of Tennessee. Whether you choose to add your new last name to your old last name, or if you choose to take your spouses last name all together, you’ll know the in’s and out’s of changing your last name by the end of this blog!
Step 1: You will need to get a “Petition for Change of Name” form, from your county clerk’s office.
Step 2: Fill out the form!
Step 3: Take the form (completed) along with proof of your identity and residency to your county clerk’s office.
Step 4: You will have to pay a ‘filling fee’ (these vary by county).
Step 5: Apply for a brand new driver’s license with your beautiful new last name, at your DMV.
Step 6: Be sure to change your name of your accounts at your bank and anywhere else that is important (SS office, workplace, etc.).
Step 7: Enjoy the married life!!! It’s an excuse to get everything you see monogrammed with your new monogram! ;)
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