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That's what a of them say after learning of the hoops they need to jump through to get a new driver's. After reading the rules on all the new identification required, she headed to the local BMV office with proof of her legal name, date of birth, her Social Security card and several bills showing her Ohio residence. Only one problem: Schwab got married and changed her maiden name almost 30 years ago.
Turns out that is a big problem for her and many other women who don't have an official marriage handy. Even though her Social Security card shows her married name, the BMV clerk said she needed to bring her marriage. Who knows where it is. But even that decades-old document may not be enough. The problem, more and more Ohio women are learning, is the marriage you got years and years ago may not be adequate to prove you changed your name.
Steve Neago, of Milford, is furious over what he and his wife learned after several calls to Columbus BMV headquarters. His wife, who did not want to appear on television, brought her marriage to the BMV, thinking that was proof of name change. The embossed document had "Marriage " in gold leaf print and said Hamilton County, Ohio on it. We checked with the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety -- which oversees BMV offices -- and learned you need a certified marriage from your county's Probate court, with an embossed and ed clerk's seal.
If you are divorced, and changed your name in divorce, you will need an official court document showing that.
Don't have it? If you were married out of state, you will have to ask that other state to mail you a certified, notarized marriage. Good luck with that. We have lived in the same house 25 years," he said. Neagle's wife, like a growing of married women who changed their name on their wedding day, cannot believe the marriage certificate that was good enough for the federal government to give her a U.
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Copyright Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. By: John Matarese. Is Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles being ridiculously unfair to married women? But it turned out that marriage is not enough proof. Neagle says it is ridiculous. As always, don't waste your money. Don't Waste Your Money.Married women Cincinnati Ohio
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