Does marital law really allow change of surnames? Can a couple be legally married without change of last names?
While in the U.S.A. traditionally women would (and many still do) change their surnames (last names) to that of their husbands, no state requires a woman to change her surname to her husband’s.
Fun facts: 1) a husband can change his surname to his wife’s surname if he so chooses. 2) when you marry (whether you are a man or woman) you can change your surname to any surname you want; you can change your surname to your spouse’s surname or even change your surname to a new surname that is neither the spouse’s surname nor the surname you were born with.
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