Name Change Legal Questions and Answers

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Can My Child Change His Name to My New Husband's Name?

I would like to legally change my 14 yr old and 10 yr olds last name to my current married name. Their father has not been in their lives for the last 5 yrs at all and has been in their lives sporadically since they've been born. He's been more absent in their lives than he's been there. He's never paid a dime of child support and when our divorce was final he was granted super...

11/03/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Texas   |   #19445

How Do I Change My Name in Pennsylvania?

Hi - I just got married and am planning to change my last name. I ALSO want to change the spelling of my first name. I have been spelling my name differently since grade-school and figured since my last name is changing, this would be a good time to take care of my first name as well. What do I need to do?

11/03/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #19435

Does a Name Change of a Minor Terminate Parental Rights?

Can a minor's name be changed (to reflect the married name of the minor's mother) without the noncustodial parent (in this case the father) giving up parental rights?

10/28/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Ohio   |   #19331

How Do I Change My Name if the Court Denies My Petition for Name Change?

i been married with my husband 6 month ago now his name has been change, i want to carry is new name, i filed a petition in the same court i been married for me to carry me husband name they denied it. they don't want to change it in the marriage certificate even thou they have the prove that the name granted to change, is like i should wait to married with the new name , the a...

10/24/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #19277

How Do I Change My Name in Florida?

When I was born, my name on my birth certificate read denae durbin. When I was about 5, my parents began using my name as -------- (my stepfathers last name) this was never done legally. I received a SSC card in the name ------ then I began working. When I got married, I signed my marriage certificate from ---- and it was changed to --- (my husbands last name.) I have recently ...

10/23/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Florida   |   #19275

Can a judge refuse to grant name change due to prior criminal charge?

I am 34 years of age and my sister is 33 years of age. Our step Dad adopted us today ( 10-02-2009 ). the assistant DA signed off on the adoption of both my sister and myself along with the name change for my sister, however, he would not sign off on my name change and filed his papers to the judge on why he would not sign off on m name change. He said it had to do with somethin...

10/02/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Louisiana   |   #18908

How can I can my last name in Virginia to match the name I have used all my life?

I've used my last name Walker for my Social Security Card, taxes etc all my life but its not whats on my birth certificate as my last name. I'm 43 years old and I want to change my last name to what I've used all my life.

09/30/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Virginia   |   #18875

I changed my last name in Maryland and lost certified copy of the court order. Now I need it in Illinois. What to do?

I changed my last name in Maryland and lost certified copy of the court order. Now I need it in Illinois. What to do?

09/28/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Illinois   |   #18834

How do I change my name on my birth certificate to match the name on my social security card?

I was born in Brooklyn, New York. My name on my birth certificate indicates my name as -----. My name should be ------. This is the name I used through my schooling years. I am unable to get a state id or proper social security. I was issued a ss card with --------. Therefore, my name on my birth certificate and my social are different. What type of name change do I need t...

09/25/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: New York   |   #18799

What involved if there's a typo on my birth certificate and I want to change my last name?

Hello,I am a resident of California living in Colorado due to my husband's military assignment. I want to know what to do with a typo I found on my birth certificate. It has an error on my first name. I requested a certified copy and it does not match everything I have used throughout my life. My name is Melissa - my drivers license, SSN, school and public records and every...

09/16/2009   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Colorado   |   #18658
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