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How long can you wait to change your maiden name to your husband's name after you get married?



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Anytime. * There are no laws that apply to the length of time when a woman changes her maiden name to that of her husband's. Nor are there any laws that require a woman to do so. If you do decide to change your name to that of your husband, you should notify the government agencies where your identify would be affected by the change, (Social Security Administration, state DMV, etc.)