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)
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..
Complete the online Name Change questionnaire
Review and print all completed forms
File completed and signed forms with the Court
Publish the Notice in a local newspaper
Submit to the Court
Provide Certified copy of the Order to the various agencies