GET YOUR DOCUMENTS
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
BENEFITS FROM TRADE GROUPS, AUTO CLUBS
BANK AND BROKERAGE STATEMENTS
WILLS, TRUSTS, POWER OF ATTORNEY
WHO IS LISTED AS EMERGENCY CONTACT AT HEALTH CLUB, SCHOOL ETC.
CONTRACTS TO RECEIVE MONEY
PENSIONS, IRA, ANNUITIES, RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
you thought of everything?
How about legal documents from real estate and business?
Don't overlook the paperwork.
CHANGING YOUR NAME
Ok, so you've been doodling your new married name for months. Now it's time to make it official!
If you have already gotten married and have a marriage certificate, you can take that to the Social Security office and change your name, and 24 hours later you can take that to the place where you get your Drivers License.
If you got married out of town or out of the country and don't have your marriage certificate back yet, here are the additional steps you have to go through:
1. Go to the Hall of Justice at 6th and Jefferson Street downtown Louisville, go to the 3rd Floor, to room #3001.
2. Ask them for a "Petition to Change Name" form. You can use their typewriter and they will notarize it there. If you take the form with you to fill out later, just remember that it has to be typed and you have to sign it in front of a notary public. You pay for the form with an $8 check or money order. Then you pay them a fee of $43 for something and $5.50 for something else with cash or a check. So you'll need a total of $56.50 when you go down there. I would suggest bringing checks.
3. In about 7-10 days you'll get something called an "Order" in the mail.
4. Take the "Order" to the Social Security
Office on Broadway.
Government Center Branch
Are Marriage Licenses Issued?
Issues Marriage Licenses?
There a Waiting Period or Blood Test Requirement?
Jefferson County, you may make application in person at any of our seven
3. Identification is required. Acceptable forms of ID include: Drivers License, current picture ID, or passport.
Prohibited and Restricted Marriages:
1. Marriages between persons who are nearer of kin to each other by blood, than second cousins.
Marriage With a Person Under age 18
Marriages are prohibited and void when at the time of marriage the person is under 18 years of age, if the marriage is without the consent of:
1. The father or the mother of the person under age 18; or
2. Both the father and the mother, if both are living and the parents are divorced or legally separated, and a court order of joint custody to the parents of the person under eighteen has been issued and is in effect; or
3. The legal guardian or custodial parent of the person under age 18.
Persons Getting Married who are Under age 18 Must:
1. Provide proper identification: Drivers License or Birth Certificate.
Marriages of Pregnant Women Under age 18
Solemnization of Marriage
1. Marriages shall be solemnized only by clergy, justices and judges of the Court of Justice; retired justices and judges of the Court of Justice, except those removed for cause or convicted of a felony; county judge/executives; such justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners as the Governor or the county judge/executive authorizes, and certain religious societies.
At least two persons in addition to the parties and the person
solemnizing the marriage must be present at every marriage.