28. Change magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

29. Check with credit reporting agencies (TRW, TransUnion, Equifax) to make sure that you new name is reflected in their records.

30. Consider an announcement through social media or by mail or to friends and relatives.

Jonathan S. Gilbert is the president and CEO of the West Palm Beach, Fla., law firm Jonathan Gilbert, P.A. He is also mediator and a business consultant.