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Changing Your Name

Name Change

Last updated on 05/19/2022 at 2:59 pm

I'm not getting married or divorced, but I want to change my name. How do I do that?

What are the requirements to change my name?

Are there reasons I might not be able to get my name changed?

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?

What if I want to change my name and gender marker on important documents, like my license?