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Another Passport Question

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Hopefully someone will have some insight for me. I renewed my passport over a year ago with my married name. I've been divorced seven years, but I didn't change back to my maiden name at that time. This past March, I returned to my maiden name (I was getting debt collection notices for another "Michelle Brown"). When I changed back, there was no court order involved. Per the people at Social Security, I just showed them my birth certificate and divorce decree and viola! All my documents are back in my maiden name except my passport. When I emailed the US State Department, I was told that I either need a court order or must show that I've used my maiden name exclusively for the past five years.
I'm going to Mexico this winter and would like to use my maiden name. I realize I can book my flight as Brown and use my passport as is, but isn't that a catch 22? If I travel using my married name, I can't say I've used my maiden name "exclsively" for five years.
Any suggestions??

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