I'm honestly scared for my life, I've moved, changed jobs and still feel scared. A restraining order doesn't mean much if you have to wait on the police to come by. I was thinking of changing my name and changing my social security number. Is this possible? If so, does it take a long time as I need to do this ASAP so I can feel safe. I'm considering moving again once this can be done, if it's possible.
I read that if I change my name I have to put it in a newspaper, since that's public it's a terrifying thought. Is this bit true ? Anyway to get around this? Also since I'm still paying off my student loan (I have around six months left) will they let me pay with my new name? Should I pay before my name is changed? Thank you so much.