Q: What do I need to do to change my name?
A: You can change your name as long as you have been a resident of the county for at least one year. To change your name, you will need to file an application in your county’s Probate Court.
Q: What is the process for changing a name?
A: Each county’s Probate Court requires a variety of documents and processes. A knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate this process and ensure that you are completing the correct forms and following the correct procedure.
Q: How can I change the name of my child or another minor?
A: In order to change the name of someone under 18 years old, one of the natural parents or legal guardian must apply. If both legal parents are alive, they must both file consent in writing with the application. Again, this process can get tricky, and a reputable attorney will ensure the court receives all documents required.