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Changing Your Child’s Name

Name Change

Last updated on 06/03/2021 at 6:22 pm

I want to change my child’s name. How do I do that?

What are the requirements to change my child’s name?

How do I provide notice to the other birth parent?

Are there reasons I might not be able to change by child’s name?

What is the Petition for Change of Name?

What information is in the Petition for Name Change?

Is there a fee for filing the Petition for Change of Name?

What is the Civil Case Information Sheet?

What is the Legal Notice of Publication?

Are there fees for filing the Legal Notice of Publication?

What happens at the court hearing?

What happens after the judge approves the name change?