How to Change a Last Name to a Mother's Maiden Name

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Go to your nearest Social Security Administration office and bring along a certified copy of your divorce decree, your birth certificate (to prove your identity) and your completed SS-5 application (the application to change your name on your Social Security Card).

Take a certified copy of your divorce decree to your department of motor vehicles (DMV) office so that you can update your driver's license.

Update bank accounts, doctors, military branches, insurance companies and all other accounts of your name change by mailing or taking them certified copies of your divorce decree. Include a scanned copy of your driver's license so that they know what your new name is, or if you go there in person, simply show them your driver's license.

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Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

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