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How To Change Your Name

Changing your name is a relatively simple procedure that can usually be done without a lawyer. Just about anyone can change his or her name, for any good reason. More »


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Question: I have a 4 year old step daughter and her real father does not come around and hardly ever has but pays child support. She does not have his last name she has my wife's maiden last name. I am married to her mother and was wondering how I could go about getting some kind of guardianship over her or if I can legally get her last named change because I have been around since she was a baby and doesn't believe her last name isn't the same as mine. Thank you looking forward to hearing back.
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Question: Hello I have a two twelve year olds and I want to change their last name to my last name because they have their fathers last name and he no longer lives with us so I want to change their last name. How much would it cost to change their last name and how do I change it..?
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Question: I want to change my 3 year old son's middle name. He was born in AZ, I'm currently in TX . Am I able to do it online or do I need to be present in court?
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Question: When I got my divorce I did not indicate that I would be taking back my maiden name. Shortly after, I just started using it. Thirty-two years later I am experiencing a problem with Social Security. I will be 62 next year and need to legally change my name so I will be able to collect my monthly Social Security. I was divorced in California but now reside in Arizona. My question is, will I need a Certified or Exemplified copy of my Divorce Decree? Or no copy at all?
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Question: My dad hasn't been apart of my life for 3 years and lives out of state.My mom has sole custody of me and I want to change my last name to my mom's maiden name. Can my sister and I have our mom change our name and does my dad need to approve it since mom has sole custody?
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Question: I am trying to do a formal name change for my son. His biological father's rights were terminated july 2012. Do I still have to notify him of the name change?
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Question: I am trying to do a formal name change for my son. His biological father's rights were terminated july 2012. Do I still have to notify him of the name change?
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Question: hi I have a 4 year old who I want to change his last name to my boyfriends last name because the name he has now is my ex so what do I do to make it the guy I am with now? an how much is it?
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Question: How much does it cost?
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Question: i am about to have a child in october. the father of the baby wants to take me to court to get the last name changed to his. he's been in and out of helping one month he will help the next he won't. we've never been married. will a judge approve of the last name change?
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Question: My daughter's father has been incarcerated since she was 5 months old . we get no help from him or his family. does he have to be informed and approve to change her name to my last name? he has a 25 to life sentence.
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Question: I want to change Back to my maiden name. I am not legaly divorced. I have been seperated to 18 years and have no idea where my husband is. Can I file for a legal name change without being divorced?
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Question: hi i have 4 kids 3 are not by me but ive raised them since ages of 3mnths and up they now want my last name who do i call about this ??
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Question: I agreed to allow my son's father to change his last name. I signed the paperwork a full year ago, but he never processed it. Is there a statute of limitations on the petition I signed? My son was 20 months at the time and has since learned his full given name, so no longer wish to change his name
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Question: I have a 6 month old son ahd i want his last name changed to his real father but I hand my ex-boyfriend that lived with me, he wanted to be his dad so my son has his last name we thought it would work, but it didn't. Now the real father wants to give him his last name, how do I get my son's last name changed to his father's?
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Question: I was convicted of a 2 felonies (non-dangerous and non-repetitive) about 19-20 years ago. I'd like to now change my name but am concerned this might be a hang up. The reason i wish to change my name is simple. I don't like it, never have. most people who know me call me by the name i wish to use (first name anyway). what should I anticipate as objections or concerns? By the way, have only had one traffic ticket in the past 20 years.
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Question: What is the price of a name change? I have 3 minor children and want their last names to be the same as mine, what all do I have to do and how much will it cost me?
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Question: Where or who do I call to change my 5 year old daughters last name? I want to put her dad's last name before she starts school.
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Question: Does my spouse have to sign my petition for legal name change for me to go back to my maiden name? There are no divorce proceedings pending.
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Question: How much does it cost to get a name change?
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Question: How do I request a name change for my minor son?
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Question: Hi, I legally changed my last name this year (2011) and wanted to know if my wife has to file and pay for her last name to be changed?
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Question: Can a person still change their name if they have been convicted of a felony?
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Question: Can groom take the bride's last name?
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Question: I just got married and changed my last name and want to change my daughters last name to match my husband's and my last name. Her current last name was my maiden name. Her biological father has never been in her life. How do I go about changing her last name?
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Question: I am a father with joint custody of my 2 1/2 year old son. His last name is his mother's on the birth certificate. How can I go about changing his last name to mine? We have had joint custody since he was 8 months old and I have been there since his birth.
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Question: my 6 year old son lives with his grandparents and we want to get his last name changed can the grandparents change it without my the other parents permission and my son says grandpa is more of a dad to him then his birth dad
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Question: I have a 6year old daughter from a previous relationship we were never married,but she has his last name. He is paying child support. I've been married for 3 years and have two more children,and i would like to change my daughter's last name to ours. how would i do this and would it effect child support payments?
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Question: If i want to change my childs last name and there is no father on the birth certificate, am I the only one who has to sign?
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Question: What if I [the mother] am the only one on the birth certificate? Then does the father have to sign it?
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Question: when you graduate medical school, do you have to legally change your name to DR.?
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Question: what if the father is not on the birth cert. Will i still need to get his consent to change my sons last name?
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Question: What is the fee when changing your name? Also will I be able to change my first and middle only?
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Question: how can i change last name to my dauther im not his blood father but i have her sends she was 1 year old
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Question: I filed to change my name and have a hearing date. Is it possible to amend the filing prior to the hearing to make changes?
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Question: I have an old felony can i change my last name
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Question: need a copy of name change where do i go or call
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Question: I am a convicted felon, can I legally change my name?
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Question: I have twins and i wasnt married at the time they were born. My ex put him his last name knowing that they werent his, after 3 yrs we broke up and i put him on child support, he denied to help me and requested a dna test, of course it showed up they were not his, now, i dont know anything about him and i want to change my kids last name to mine, how can i do that or what papers do i need, we already went to court and show the dna results to the judge, now, to have a birth certificate again with my last name what do i need to do
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Question: How do I change my name in AZ and Maricopa County
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Question: I am legally divorced and wanted my maiden name back, but know don't want to change it, do I have to change it?
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Question: I will like to change my first name what would i need to do?
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Question: I need to know how to change my name back to my maiden name.I have been divorced for nine years now my Daughter from this marriage is now 18 and I no longer have her on my insurance as that is why I didnt take my maiden name back at the time of the divorce and now I want to change it.So if you could please tell me how I can do that and I am on a limited income so free help would be great. Thank You
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Question: When we got married, we both hyphenated our last names to form one. Now, we are frustrated with having the hyphenated name and would like to switch--my husband back to just his last name and myself to having my last name as my second middle name and his as my last. How do we go about this?
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Question: I got married, but my Marriage certificate still has my old name. Has my Name changed automaticly after marriage or do I have to do something to get the Last Name of my Husband?
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Question: how do you get the fathers name off the child's birth certificate and change the child's name to the mother's last name. have been divorced for 2 years and the father has abandoned the child no contact and no child support
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Question: how many times can I change my name?
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Question: Im 13 and want my daddys last name. My dna giver or "real dad" means nothing to me. My daddy has been there for me since i was 2. He has different dna but who cares. my mom said i can borrow money and she will help me change my last name to be like her and my daddy. but how? my mom says dna dad has to say its okay to change my last name. but he wont. i even asked him. and i only see him one every few years. cant i tell judge i want my daddy's last name even if not same dna? pleaze help.
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Question: My divorce was final in March of 2009 and I opted to not take my maiden name back at that time. I have since changed my mind. How can I go about restoring my maiden name?
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Question: My daughter who is 14 almost 15 would like to change her name. She would like to have this changed before she gets her drivers licenses. Do you know how much this will cost and what is involved?
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Question: I am recently married and want to legally change my name. What documents do I need to complete?
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Question: i want to change both my sons last name i hav sole custody n their dad is incarserated for 11 years does he still hav to agree?
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Question: Do all name changes have to publish? What if adult needs visa and the name is not what they went by and now the passport office is refusing to issue to US Armed Service member. How do you get around the publication issue if they are leaving on tour of duty forthwith. Is there not a special provision for this type of name change AND can they get one.
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Question: I have a felony conviction. Will this prevent me from changing my name?
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Question: My son is 5 years old. I have sole custody. I read the self service paperwork and it says I have to notify the other parent or show "order terminating parental rights of the other parent." Is my divorce decree showing sole custody good enough? I know sole custody gives me the right to make decisions for my children even if my ex does not agree.
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Question: Do I still need the my ex's permission if I have sole custody? He has never even paid child support.My kids want their name changed too.
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Question: We added a middle name to our son's name after we turned in the hospital paperwork. I sent off for his official birth certificate and noticed that it does not have the added second middle name. He is two now, what do I need to ensure that both of his middle names are part of his legal name and on his birth certificate?
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Question: My son was born while i was out of the country and his mother put her boyfriends last name down as my sons last name on the birth certificate. Do I have a legal right to have my sons name changed to my last name?
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Question: I want to hyphenate my daughter's last name.She currently has her biological father's last name,who has nothing to do with her.I have remarried and want to give her mine and my husband's last name,who is the only father she knows.Can I do that? And since I am not removing my ex's last name,do I still need his consent?
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Question: I came from a very dysfunctional home.I never did get married,as luck has it.I been thinking about changing it to my great grandmothers last name.Can this be done since I wont be getting married anytime soon,cAN A PERSON ALSO CHANGE THERE FIRST NAME MY BROTHER HAS COMMITTED D. V. IS MY OTHER CONCERN WE LIVE IN FEAR OF HIM FINDING ME,
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Question: My daughter was born in 2004, at the time my boyfriend did not have ID on him so they would not let him sign the birth certificate. We were planning on changing her last name from mines to his before she started school, in Nov 2006 he was killed she does get social security from her father and I really would like to grant his wish for his only child to have his last name and she was always taught that her last name is his, please tell me what I can do to change her last name to his?
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Question: I would like to know the cost of a name change for my child, and i woudl liek to print off the forms to do it myself but the link in the text would not pull up the site. thank you
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Question: My ex wife and I are legally divorced and in our divorce decree it states for hee to restore her maiden name. But she still hasn't done it yet, what do I do??
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Question: Can i change the last name of my child from his biological fathers to mine, legally with out his consent if he is incarerated?
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Question: I need names ADDED to filed certificates, not changed. There are no court order forms for this as required by the Office of Vital Records (R9-114 thru R9-118) This set of twins only needs to add given names, not change their surnames. The forms available are not accurate for this situation and cannot be used without major adjustments. Need these certificates immediately for plane travel requiring ID. HELP
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Question: When my son was born 12 years ago his father and I weren't married and I gave him my last name, this was in San diego. Then his father and i married in Virginia. I didn't change his name on his birth certificate but I did have it changed on his social security card to his father's last name. So since he was 2 he's had his fathers name. Since then we've divorced and I've remarried. But I wanted to finally change my son's last name on his b-certifn
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Question: Why is it that I would be required to notify anyone I have had children with when I change my name?
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Question: During the final divorce could I change my name back to my maiden name but also keep my married last name, Just hyphen it? EX: jane doe-smoe
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