Depending on the state you reside in, the petition for a name change may be filed in a circuit, district, superior, or supreme court.
Most petitions for a name change are uncontested and are heard in an informal setting in very little time. Occasionally, you can see the judge or other decision-maker immediately following the filing of the petition.
There are several requirements you should be aware of when filing a petition for a name change, which include:
Interested parties may include:
There are actually several forms to be filled out in order to process your name change:
Consulting with a family lawyer regarding any significant legal matter, such as a name change, is always a wise thing to do. An experienced family attorney can explain the impact of changing your name and help you fill out all the necessary forms.
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