Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by Patch Tuesday, Dec 20, 2019.
Your insights are good!
Yes, a woman does have to get those things (and many more) changed if she takes her new husband’s surname. But the new name becomes legal when the marriage certificate is signed, no matter what.
Or, I was "CV" in another life. Addicted to the drama.
That's likely what made your insights so razor-sharp.
I'm sorry you had to go through that, but you took keen observation skills out of it. They say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Cheers that the other life is now in the past!
Here’s a clip of Nate Eaton speaking with Keith Morrison from Dateline about the arrival of LV, Nate Eaton - Reporter
I don't know. Alex Cox allegedly took his wife's name at his Las Vegas wedding but he's never referenced by it.
I got curious and Googled. Found many articles like this one that says your legal name doesn’t automatically change upon marriage.
“Since your name does not change automatically when you get married, you have to make sure you follow all the necessary legal steps to changing your name after the wedding.”
How to Change Your Name After Marriage & Everywhere to Do It
This makes sense of it all. Given her family's historically adversarial position toward the requirements of officialdom, I can totally see Lori expecting to be called by whatever name/title she prefers at the moment, just because it is her due, without following any of the procedures to make it official. And of course the courts and their officers, or banks or US gov't offices or anyone else, would not be bound by her whim. Mrs. High-and-Mighty gets a reality check.
I also think the criminal justice system wouldn't want to use a name that is different than the person's driver's license, passport, etc. If the person flees from justice, they want to be able to identify them by the same name as their ID, credit cards, etc.
Not sure across every state but you can get a driver's license, passport, credit card with your new married name with a marriage certificate and not legally changing your last name
Yes, I agree, but you do need to fill out application forms, and I wonder whether part of the process of approving/issuing the new cards and documents involves checking whether you're currently in jail or being sought by police.
Because you don't have to change your name. Many women prefer to keep their maiden name. In my case I chose to change it and make my maiden name my middle name and drop my middle name instead, and professionally, I hyphenated it. No one else's business, just like going by Ms. instead of Miss and Mrs. I've always been Ms. both when I was single, and after I got married.
They note down aka's in their system ( Also Known As), aliases.
In the case of criminals with multiple fake names, they will usually try to get to the real name and stick with that one, rather than what the criminal wants to be known by.
Here’s a post from Justin Lum talking about LV 1yr ago today. Justin Lum Fox 10 Phoenix
That's some good detective work. This is a dream internship for Eric Grossarth, lol.
Summer would blame Chad lol
I am just going to jump in here.
In my state, my married name was NOT legal, until I changed it on my SS card and my DL.
the Marriage license did not mean diddly in regards to last name.
But that is my state.
I do not know how it is in other states.
I love both Justin and Nate on this case.
They both have heart and have followed since the beginning.
(Loved the intern reference for Eric.) ***
I took my husband’s surname at marriage but I only use it for legal things. Everyone knows me by my maiden name. If I had it to do over, I’d have kept my name but I assumed it would make things like banking and medical insurance (through his work) easier if we had the same last names. Didn’t work out that way.