Name Change Legal Questions and Answers

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Can a person convicted of felony change his name?

My bro has been convicted of a felony and is imprisoned now. He doesn’t wanna known by his earlier name since people may identify him by his notorious name. Will the court permit his name change?

02/22/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32649

In which county shall a person file the petition for the name change of his minor child?

Two years back, I shifted to Brooke County, West Virginia. Earlier, I was in Mingo County. I want to change the name of my minor child. In which County shall I file the petition for a name change?

02/22/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32648

How to change legal name back to birth certificate name?

How to change legal name back to birth certificate name

02/14/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Virginia   |   #32136

Does a name change affect a person's right to inherit the property in Texas?

My uncle died and in his will, he named me as the beneficiary of his properties in Texas. Subsequently, I changed my name. Does the name change affect my right to inherit the property?

01/11/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Texas   |   #29909

We wish to change our 11-year-old son's name. Is my son’s consent required?

I live with my wife and 11-year-old son in Texas. We want to change our son’s name. Is my son’s consent required to change his name?

01/10/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Texas   |   #29830

Is it possible to restore maiden name post divorce?

I am a resident of Arkansas. I changed my surname to my husband's surname. We are planning for a divorce. Can I restore my maiden name after divorce?

01/10/2017   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Arkansas   |   #29829

My step son wants to change his surname to mine but his Father refused to relinquish his rights. Can we change his name?

My step son wants to change his surname to mine, his father has never supported him and has rarely contacted him, but still refuses to relinquish his rights. I have been there for him for over five years. Can my wife and I change his name to our name?

10/27/2016   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Illinois   |   #25779

How Do I Change a Name in Georgia?

my birth name is ---------- , and their is a birth certificate . however , my mom remarried and the name ------ was given me and that is the name i have used for 60 year's . how do i go about legalizing -----------?

10/20/2011   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Georgia   |   #25524

Does a Child Need to Change Their Name After Being Adopted?

My son was adopted as a child by my new husband. His adoptive father is out of the picture and he has chosen to use his birth father's name on all of his legal documents (SSN and Drivers) for the past 20 years. Does he need to change his birth certificate? He lives in Indiana and was born in Illinois, where do I file the change papers, if needed?

09/06/2011   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Arizona   |   #25467

My Children Need to Change Their Name When A Parent Gets a Name Change?

I have a rather complicated question. I have read most of the postings on your website but no single answer completely speaks to my situation. I recently applied for a Paramedic license in California and was denied because the name on my application and my Birth Certificate did not match. In short, I need to know if it is necessary to file a Petition for Name Change thru the...

08/25/2011   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: California   |   #25399
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