Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
Okay so I thought I knew what I was going to do for this whole name change thing and I THOUGHT it was going to be super easy. I read it over though and now I'm so very confused!
As Ontarians we have 2 options:
1) To assume your parteners name- this does not change your name 'legally' but if you assume your name all of your cards (licence, health card...) contain your new name...everything except for you birth certificate. It seems like this is very common practice for Ontarians and saves paper work (since non is required you just need all new cards).
2) To Elect your partners name - This changes it legally and therefore everything including your birthcertificate changes. It's a little more work (you need your wedding certificate and need to fill out a form and send it in)
Both ways seem to be free as long as you do it within 90days of getting married (after that it looks like it cost $15 for the Electing option).
So my question to you....What are you doing? Assuming? Electing? and WHY?
I feel like Electing would be the best option, so that my birthcertificate is the same as everything else...it's an extra paper to fill out, but I feellike I might as well go full out and take the extra step, either way I have to change most of my cards anyway,right?
Is their other reasons that people do one over the other??
I'm pretty confused:S