Is there a law that says I have to change my last name since on my marriage license it says that I took my husband's last name upon marriage? 1 Answers as of September 06, 2016

I got married in another state. On my marriage certificate, it states my new last name (husband's last name). I haven't changed my last-name on any of my legal documents because I realized that I want to keep my maiden name.

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No. There is no legal requirement that you change your ? last name. You are allowed to use any name you want unless the authorities find you are using that name to defraud others. Keep the name you like.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/6/2016
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