Question

Can I cash a check written to me in my maiden name?

I had to put down a deposit for a phone a year ago. I got married and had my name changed. I did change my name with the phone company but they sent me my refund check in my maiden name. Can I cash it? I have my original birth certificate and my marriage license. I really don't want to wait for them to send me a new check.

6 years ago - 18 answers

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No harm in going to your bank and asking. If you take some ID and your marriage license with you then there shouldn't be a problem. Especially as I'm sure they will have your maiden name in their records for your account somewhere.

6 years ago

Other Answers

if its in ur license

by magicclit56 - 6 years ago

You should be able to - just endorse it with your maiden name as the middle name and your married name for the last name - it should work

by goodkharma333 - 6 years ago

Yes just keep a copy of your birth Certificate in case they ask for it but it shouldn't be a problem.

by Minni - 6 years ago

Yes, but bring ID with you. If you can, go to a bank where they know you.

by FreddyH - 6 years ago

If you have anything proving what your maiden name was, then yes you can cash it.

by Donna - 6 years ago

Yes you can cash it. Just sign it with your maiden name, and then sign again with your married name under it. No big deal.

by Liz - 6 years ago

Yes , you can cash it . Just go to your bank .

by Jack B - 6 years ago

yes aslong as you have identity confirming your maiden name

by Jessie B - 6 years ago

sure why not

by visvardis - 6 years ago

It should not be a problem if you want to deposit it into your account. My father is always sending me checks for christmas or my birthday that have my maiden name on them, I have never had a problem depositing them.

by Emily - 6 years ago

Yes, you can. Sign it in your maiden name and then under that, sign your married name. Should not be a problem.

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by dg - 6 years ago

take to your bank and sign your maiden name and your married name they should deposit it to your account.

by happypappy - 6 years ago

Yes. Your best bet would be to just take it to your bank. You will be asked to endorse the check with your maiden name and then your married name.

I had did business in my maiden name. The got married and did business in my married name. Then got divorced and went back to my maiden name. So I am very familiar with this process--lol

by maamu - 6 years ago

I still have all my checks in my maiden name and haven't had a problem cashing them or using them......but I do also still have an old drivers licenses with my maiden name in it too.But 9 times out of 10 they don't even ask for it.....good luck!

by Brandy - 6 years ago

Yes. Endorse the check with your maiden name, and under that endorse it with your new married name.

by Bibs - 6 years ago

you should be able to. !!

by okay - 6 years ago

Yes you will be able to especially if you have a banking account where they know you just got married! You will have no problem!

by KD - 6 years ago