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Life after Divorce: From Mrs. to Miss

So now you're divorced and you agreed to change your name back to your maiden name right?  Well, we all know that it's a real pain to do that.  Remember all that waiting in line at different places when you changed it after getting married.  It's the same thing all over again now that you're divorced.

Whatneed to be changed?  Everything with your name, including but not limited to:

Your Social Security CardYour Driver's LicenseYour PassportVoter's Registration CardBank Accounts and ChecksVehicle Title & RegistrationInsurance CardsCredit CardsBusiness CardsEmail Accounts/Twitter/Facebook
Who needs to be notified?  Everyone!!

Your Employer (Insurance, 401k)Credit BureauBanksCreditors (Mortgage, Landlord, Credit Cards, Bank)UtilitiesMortgageInsurance Company (Auto, Home, Life)Voter RegistrationInvestment CompanyCPA (Tax Returns)Yeah.  It's alot to take in but guess what, there's a ONLINE SERVICE that helps you get this done as painlessly and quickly as p…

Fifth District Court Reverses Dallas County Divorce Case

AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2010):
Statement from Dennis Coleman, Executive Director, Equality Texas on today's ruling In the Matter of the Marriage of J.B. and H.B.:

The Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled today that Texas district courts do not have subject-matter jurisdiction to hear a same-sex divorce case. In its ruling, the Appeals Court has taken the most extreme, the most conservative view possible on each issue before it. It's not as if they wanted to just overturn the trial court's decision, they wanted to smash it into the ground and discourage anyone from ever filing a pro-LGBT suit ever again.

The ruling harkens back to a view of the world from generations past - a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people were content to live in closets, and were afraid to demand to be treated with dignity and respect. A dignity and respect that this court goes out of its way to completely deny.

In going so far to overturn the trial court's decision,…