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Will the real Mrs. Please Stand Up? [Aug. 19th, 2008|03:24 pm]
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They just summoned my married name (I've been divorced since 2002 and my ex has 3 kids with the wife he married 2 months after our divorce was final) to JURY DUTY. Sorry, but I think the actual Mrs. has to go to jury duty and not me. I have job and no babies.

Can I just write back, "Sorry, no one of that name lives here?" It's true.

OMGWTFBBQ? Never ever change your name. It sucks. If they can't get my name right after 6 years, 3 drivers licenses and 3 address updates considering THEY processed the divorce papers, how about if I don't go?

What does it mean if they invite a name that no longer exists to jury duty?

[User Picture]From: saymorre
2008-08-19 10:50 pm (UTC)
WTH??? That's craziness. I guess return to sender? I dunno.
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[User Picture]From: glass_houses
2008-08-19 11:29 pm (UTC)
To anyone reading: Definitely, dear god, please do NOT hyphenate your name. Your records get just as fucked up, if not more! (I work at a hospital and deal with insurances, I know a bit about it!)

btw I decided back in senior year of high school that I'd keep my name because of feminist ideals (not so much anymore, heh). I'm still keeping my name but because I don't want my records and shit to get screwed up!

Edited at 2008-08-19 11:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-08-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
I have a story for you.
So I took my Mom to the doctor a few weeks ago at Harborview to see this specialist and when she went to check in they somehow got her surname as being Hyde. That was her last name when she was married to her first husband in the early seventies. She has had two or three different surnames (and another husband) since then. She had never been to that hospital and the only thing they could think of was that they got her name from matching SSN from when she was in a hospital in the late seventies when she had me.
So even when it has been more than 30 years since you had a name it can find you.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-20 12:00 am (UTC)
You know, I never before understood why you had to be "divorced" and you were never allowed to return to "single".

Argh. I will fill out the form, email them, ask them to change my name and please wait until my physical therapy is up. I think it is good to do jury duty, and I will participate, but I can't do so when I need to be at Physical Therapy twice a week during the day in order to get better.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-08-21 08:52 pm (UTC)
Jury Duty when I did it was on the dull side of things -but I got a lot of reading done and they have wifi.
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2008-08-20 12:42 am (UTC)
If I had to do it all over I would not have ever changed my name! pita!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-20 12:43 am (UTC)
I even had to sit for 4 hours in person in the social security office to change it. Bleh. It's crap.

Not to mention I got an email to my OLD email address at work! Not cool.
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2008-08-20 02:07 am (UTC)
The first time was fun and exciting... so I thought, this last time.. I was pretty half a**'d about it, and it was much harder! I have managed to change my drivers license, now my # starts with BUTCHLY ugh.

I tried to get my SS# changed they wanted me to get my drivers license first and come back, something about my nevada marriage license, and the fact some of my ID said Manly some said Manly-Butcher, I am a shady looking character I guess. I think we have been married 5 yrs not sure I would have to look on the wall at the license hehe I would be tickled pink to just go back to Manly, but I think Mikes feelings would be hurt..blah blah..
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-20 02:32 am (UTC)
*nods* It's a touchy subject. Besides, your name is a riot. A Manly-Butcher is more easily accepted than a Flaming-Gaylord-Butcher.
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[User Picture]From: vortexbanding
2008-08-20 02:25 am (UTC)
i think it's fraud if you go and represent mrs whoever when that is not legally you anymore.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-20 02:31 am (UTC)
Since it's been 6 years now, I think it would be.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgirl
2008-08-20 06:07 pm (UTC)
i didn't change my name, and i've been married 2 times. 1st husband took my name (i didn't insist or anything, i just told him i was keeping my name, and he said, "yeah, your name is cooler...") - and current husband has his own name.

sooo....maybe you could get out of the jury duty, or maybe jury duty would be fun?
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-08-20 06:12 pm (UTC)
it's so annoying, most of the time i know it's a scam or telemarketing/junk mail if they still have my former married name, or even my maiden name.
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[User Picture]From: x_whitney_x
2008-08-20 10:57 pm (UTC)
I was summoned to go in a different county, that I lived in over 8 years ago. I attempted to call them but was unable to reach anybody so I just didn't go.....that was about a year ago thus far nothing has happened.

I'm sure it's different from state to state on what they do if you don't show up.
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