Is it legal for the DMV to require me to change my last name? 1 Answers as of June 17, 2011

I just got married and my marriage certificate and social security card show my name with only my husband's paternal last name. However Motor vehicle will not issue me a driver's license unless I go back to social security and change my name to reflect both paternal and maternal last names. Is this legal?

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John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Your facts are bit confusing but, apparently, you quite quickly changed your name on your social security records after you got married even though you didn't have to. But, once you did the DMV is saying simply that you can only use one name and the DL and SS have to match.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 6/17/2011
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