Updating ssn after marriage
Changing your last name to that of your husband's isn't mandated by law, making applying for a new Social Security card unnecessary unless you strongly feel that you should.
Some women still adhere to tradition, while others feel that taking their husband's surname makes things easier once children come along.
The steps to replace or update your card involve filling out the Social Security Administration’s form SS-5, “Application for a Social Security Card,” and gathering supporting documents to prove your age, identity and citizenship status.
Also, follow these steps to get a Social Security card for a child younger than 18 or an adult dependent – or to apply for your first Social Security card as an adult. Check the appropriate box to disclose whether you are a U. citizen, legal alien allowed to work, legal alien not allowed to work or “other.” If you fall into one of the latter two categories, you’ll need to submit extra documentation with your form SS-5 because, as a noncitizen, the government won’t give you a Social Security card unless you can prove that you need one.
Your Social Security number remains the same throughout your lifetime.
She could not enter into contracts, claim her own wages or income, or own her own land.
During America's industrial revolution, a woman's legal and social status was redefined.
Once a woman legally changes her name through marriage, the name is hers to keep. Disputes over custody can hit a snag when a child's mother denies that an estranged or ex-husband or lover is the biological father of the child.
In those cases, you may have to file a paternity suit and undergo a DNA test to establish your claim to your child.