Quote from gracediwa
If one still uses her maiden name, and indicated that she's married, wouldn't that pose a problem? Will she not be asked why she hasn't change her last name when she had indicated a change of status/that she's married?
On immigration for example, will you not be asked why you still use your maiden name when in fact you're married. Are you not supposed to use your husband's last name?
I'm sorry, I'm quite confused.
under Philippine law, marriage does not
compel a woman to adopt her husband's surname. she can opt to continue using her own surname in all her documents and IDs (such as passport).
her civil status is married, but name and status are two different things. if asked to show proof of status or of relationship to the person whom the woman declares as her husband (examples: for inclusion in the immigration petition as derivative dependents or in insurance applications as beneficiaries or in cases of annulment of marriage, etc...), she can show the marriage contract.
in social occasions, the woman may be formally introduced as Mrs. so and so (using husband's surname) if she wants to. But, in her legal documents (such as IDs, land titles, etc..), she can continue to use her own surname.
if she adopted her husband's surname in her documents (example: school transcripts, ID) and asked to show proof of change of name, she can show the marriage contract. Example of this is in applications for CGFNS services, she must submit a copy of her marriage contract if her college transcripts show her married name.
the important thing is to have consistency in using a name in all documents. this will faciltate matching of documents, records, IDs, etc...
i hope this helps.