Should my marriage certificate have my married name on it?
Most marriage certificates don't show married names. Instead, they'll show the current name, maiden name, or birth name. For those states, your marriage certificate is proof of a name change event, even if it doesn't show your new name. The act of marriage itself is what allows your name change to take place.
Can you use a different last name without legally changing it?
Using this “common law rule,” you can change your name without even going to court. Technically, you only need to begin using your chosen name to assume it – and can do so legally. However, there are some benefits to having your name changed “officially” through the courts.
Can I change my last name to my boyfriend without getting married?
Yes. Generally, anyone can change there name at any time by taking the correct legal steps of filing a Petition for Name change, it is just easier when you get married because you do not need to file any legal action.
What happens if you marry someone with the same last name?
Originally Answered: What happens when you marry someone with the same last name? It makes no difference. It's just a coincidence. It does mean that the wife doesn't have any dilemma about whether or not to keep her own name or not.
What happens if you have a baby with someone else while married?
If a man fathers another woman's child while he is married, his wife is not the legal mother of that child. As the legal father of the children born during his marriage, a husband may have custody and parenting time. He may also be responsible for providing child support and health insurance.
Can you divorce your wife while she is pregnant?
You absolutely can divorce your wife regardless of whether she is pregnant. Upon establishment of paternity, you will be required to pay her child support, but will have rights to visitation with your child.
Can a married man sign another woman's birth certificate?
It is not against the law for a married man to sign a birth certificate to another woman's baby. If he is the biological father, he should sign the birth certificate.