HOW IT WORKS:

Any person who wishes to change their name can do so by filing with the district court where you live. You must disclose to the Court the reasons you wish to change your name. You must include your current name, the name you wish to take, whether you have been convicted of a felony and if you would like your birth certificate to be changed as well. 

If you have a prior felony, the name change may not be approved and there are additional requirements. 

 

Once the Petition is filed, you will need to have the Notice of your name change with a local newspaper. 

 

After the Court issues the order to change your name, you will then have to send the various agencies (DMV, Social Security, Vital Statists, banks, etc.) a certified copy of your name change order.  

Packet Includes: ($550)

Detailed Instructions

Civil Cover Sheet

Petition for Name Change

Notice of Petition

List of Publications to file Notice

Proof of Publication with Exhibit Sheet

Request for Submission

Proposed Order for Name Change

*All prices do not include the Court's filing fees.

Typically they run around $260 and the publication fee typically runs around $150-$200.. 

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STEP ONE

Complete the online Name Change questionnaire 

STEP TWO

Review and print all completed forms

 

STEP THREE

File completed and signed forms with the Court 

STEP four

Publish the Notice in a local newspaper

STEP FIVE

Submit to the Court 

STEP SIX

Provide Certified copy of the Order to the various agencies

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NAME CHANGE

LEGAL NAME CHANGE FOR ADULT