Common-law Spouses, this is a common name of that partner who decided to live-in at one household as common-husband and common-wife. Some partner cohabited for one year and more year. Some common-law spouses decided to get married and some decided to take apart because of various reasons.PROBLEMS:
Most woman who are living as a common-wife is using the last name of her common- husband which is wrong to assert. Using the last name of her partner is not proper to apply since they are both single.
In our office, it is not easy to change the data of a voter's registrant in the Voter's Registration Record anytime they wish. Voter's Registration Record (VRR) is a permanent record of registrants of the office of Commission on Elections in every Municipalities and Cities. This is one of the sensitive records and a permanent documentation based on the forms they filled-up and stated a personal facts.
Second, after separation from her common-husband, she decided to get married legally to other man. A reason why the woman is seeking the change of her last name she declared previously and amended the marital status from married to single from the above office. This common problem can't change easily if they have no proof to present. Otherwise, she needs to present the COURT ORDER declaring that she is not married.
Lastly, some office requirements are the Certificate of Voter's. If there is some error in the said certificate you present, the concern office will not honor the papers you presented, unless you had already set this problem by attaching some documents as evidence hereto.
RECOMMENDATION: If you're a common-wife, don't use the last name of you're common-husband to avoid mess in the future. Affirm your biological name in all documents you filled-up. And state that you're single in all papers. I hope this information could help to those who are not aware about this matter. Be sure that you are legally married before using the last name/sure name of your husband under Article 34 of the Family Code.