How to Legally Change Your Name
Don't waste your money on expensive attorney/paralegal fees to
get your name change filed. Legally changing your name is a very
simple process to undergo. But there are a few reasons you CAN
NOT change your name for.
1- fraudulent purposes
2- renameing yourself to a trademarked name.
3- To have numbers in your name ie. 911
4- To be called "Violent" or "naughty" words
Also minors can not change their name unless you have a court
The process of changing your name does involve filing out a one
or two page form and submitting it to the appropriate court, but
If thousands of women can do it daily when they tie the knot
then why can't you.
This is how to legally change your name.
1. Contact your county court or local courthouse and ask them
which court oversees name change processes. It will either be
cival, superior, or probate court.
2. Now that you know where to file your forms, your going to
need to download a a name change form(s). I recommend
http://www.LegalFormsBank.biz Legal Forms Database
for the best price of current up-to-date forms. Which is
important because Ive gotten old forms that my court would not
file! The laws are always changing and not many legal form
databases can keep pace.
3. Heres a direct link to their Legal name
change form category (
http://www.legalformsbank.biz/namechange.asp ). Once your there
select your state, the necessary forms you need are in one
single kit. These forms include instructions in case you have
trouble filling out the form.
4. Fill out your forms and file them at the appropriate court
you learned about in step 1. Make a photocopy too for your
5. Once your forms have been reviewed by a judge, they will
either be approved immediately, or a court hearing will be
requested by the judge. A hearing is usually requested when one
of the reasons you can not change your name for is in question.
6. After your name change forms have been signed off, you have
to pick up your forms, or the clerk might be nice enough to mail
them to you.
7. Then you must take out an advertisement in the newspaper the
8. The authorities will take note of your new identity once the
newspaper has run the ad and they will send you an affidavit.
You must return this affidavit to the court clerk. 9. And
Finally, the court will send you an "Order Granting Change of
Name". This is your new ID.