About Us

The Beginning

HitchSwitch was born of an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to make life easier. HitchSwitch co-founders, Josh Gelb and Jake Wolff 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 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Jake believe no one should ever wait in long lines at multiple government offices, only to find out they completed an outdated name change form.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 and easily change their name after the 'big day,' while eliminating all the hassles associated with locating and completing the necessary forms, and the piles upon piles of paperwork. 

Ironing Out the Details

Since the founding of HitchSwitch, Josh and Jake have had the pleasure of guiding hundreds of thousands of newlyweds through the name change process. HitchSwitch currently offers three unique name change services: 

1. Platinum ($89): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. Platinum clients also receive a dedicated account manager and a free passport photo (which will be redeemed through our sister site "NewPassportPhoto.com"). 

2. Full-Service Package ($69): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail.

3. Print at Home ($29): You'll have immediate access to name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information and a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application via an online dashboard.

Please note that all of our name change packages include all of the same forms. The price variance is due to the level of service clients request with their HitchSwitch purchase. For example, Print at Home clients are DIYers who have access to a printer and can go about the name change on their own, while Full-Service and Platinum clients need a little more TLC from the HitchSwitch team!

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Jake & Josh