About Us

The Beginning

HitchSwitch was born of an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to make life easier. HitchSwitch co-founders, Josh Gelb (left) and Jake Wolff (right) met on their first day at Fordham Law School, where they were section mates. The two toyed with the idea of starting a business and hoped to experience their "Eureka!" moment.

An Idea is Born

As most good ideas come from real life, Josh got married in 2009, and his wife was insistent on keeping her last name claiming the name change process was too tedious and Internet solutions were lacking or completely misleading. When Jake got married the following year, his wife wished for straightforward step-by-step instructions to simplify the legal name change process - and HitchSwitch was born.

Putting it All Together

Josh and Jake believe no one should ever wait in long lines at multiple government offices, only to find out they completed an outdated name change form. They sought to create a website where one could quickly change their legal name after marriage, while eliminating all the hassles of locating the appropriate forms, filling out paperwork and spending those first days of marriage bogged down with endless amounts of paperwork.

Ironing Out the Details

Since the founding of HitchSwitch, Josh, Jake and the entire HitchSwitch team have had the pleasure of guiding thousands of newlyweds through the name change process.
For $29, the team at HitchSwitch provides you with completed name change forms, so you can easily print, sign and send in everything at your convenience.
For $69, the team at HitchSwitch assembles, processes, and mails a fully customized name change packet to any provided US address. When you receive your forms, all that is left to do is sign where indicated, place your prepared forms in to your personalized pre-stamped and addressed envelopes, and drop them in the nearest mailbox. (An in-person visit to a local DMV is often required; however, upon arrival, all necessary forms will be complete and ready for processing.)

Giving Something Back

Giving back is an integral part of the culture at HitchSwitch. Therefore, a portion of the proceeds from each HitchSwitch transaction is donated to breast and ovarian cancer research and autism programming for children in New York City.