Name Change Legal Questions and Answers

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How do I restore my name to by birth name and not my adopted name?

I was adopted at 14 yrs and given the name of my stepfather. Is there an easier, quicker process of restoring my original name as opposed to going through a "name change"?

01/31/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Hawaii   |   #920

How do I legally change my birth name to my nickname?

How and what form do I need to legally change my birth name Gertrudis, to my nickname Trudy. Some people even call me Gertrude, which is causing trouble and is confusing when I do business or travel.

02/16/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Illinois   |   #733

How do I restore my name to my birth name if I was adopted?

I was adopted at 14 yrs and given the name of my stepfather. Is there an easier, quicker process of restoring my original name as opposed to going through a "name change"?

02/13/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Hawaii   |   #685

Can a wife change her child's name, from a former marriage, to her new name without her new husband adopting him?

Can a wife change her child's name, from a former marriage, to her new name without her new husband adopting him?

02/08/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Alabama   |   #576

How can I get child support for biological father if children have my deceased husband's last name?

I am from New Orleans, and I am here in California because of Katrina. My two girls were born while I was married, but the biological father is not the man I was married to. The man to whom I was married died in Katrina. I would like my daughters to have my last name. I also am seeking child support for them. Can I get support from their biological Dad?

02/08/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: California   |   #549

Can I take my maiden name's original form back once divorced?

I signed my divorce papers on November 29th and am curious as to whether I can change my name back to my traditional family's last name which is slightly different from my maiden name. When my family came to this country, the first two letters of the last name were "dropped," and I would like those two letters back when I change my last name back to my maiden name. How would I ...

02/08/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Texas   |   #497

Can my wife and I change her son's name without the biological father's consent?

My twelve year old son's biological father has been incarcerated for the majority of his life. I have provided for my son for nine years with little to no child support (no more than 1000 dollars) from the father. There is no steady contact from his father and he has expressed no interest in his son's life. My twelve year old would like to take on my last name to be recognized ...

01/12/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: New York   |   #386

Can I legally change my son's name to mine since he is not involved with his father?

My son resides with me full time. His father has only seen him twice in six years. Is there any way to have my son's legal name changed to be the same as mine since his real father is not involved in his life?

01/09/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Alabama   |   #275

How do I change my son's name to his biological father's last name?

I was separated and had a child that was not the product of my marriage. The state of New Jersey required that the child have my last name. Since I was not legally divorced, the child had to take my now ex-husband's last name. What documents do I need to change the child's last name to the biological father's name or my maiden name. The child is 13.

01/03/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: New Jersey   |   #58
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