It was such a great feeling this afternoon when I opened my mailbox and saw that my new Social Security card had arrived. Just one of the final steps in a three-month stressful ordeal to regain my former, pre-marriage identity. Who knew it would be so challenging. And especially here in Arizona where the system is so archaic that a divorced woman is required to get her ex-husband's permission (signed and notarized) in order to change back to the name she was given at birth.
So, after filling out dozens of forms, making four visits to court (twice before a judge), paying over $300 in legal fees, stopping by the Social Security Admin. office to apply for a new card, visiting the DMV for a new license, getting new passports photos taken, changing my accounts at the bank, making dozens of phone calls, and yes, asking my ex-husband for permission, I am finally Kristin C. Davis.
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