LEGAL NAME CHANGE ONLINE
How to legally change your name, step by step:
Fill out your court forms Have your forms reviewed Pay your state's required filing fees File your forms with the court clerk Publish the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (If Required) Go to your court hearing, if necessary Get your Decree Changing Name from the court
You can get name change forms online for free.
When you file your name change form, you'll have to pay the state filing fee.
How much is the cost to change your name?
The name change fee ranges from $89.95 to $450. You also may have to pay for a criminal background check.
How old do you have to be to legally change your name?
To get a legal name change, you must be at least 18 years old in most States.
How long does it take to change your name in most States?
The time for a name change can take from 8 weeks up to 3 months after filing your petition. and getting a court date.
Types of name change. Adult Name Change after marriage Adult Name Change after divorce Child (Minor) Name Change – For any minor under eighteen (18) years of age. Other reasons include: Dislike of Birth Name Gender Change Entertainment Stage Name Victim of domestic violence State Witness Program Troubled History Family Fallout Restoring a Former Name DENIAL OF NAME CHANGE Reasons why a judge would not agree to change your name:
The court finds that you are changing your name to commit fraud, or The court finds that you are changing your name to hide from the law or for some other illegal reason. The court finds that you are changing your name to escape debt liability The court finds that you are changing your name in order to commit a crime The court finds that you are changing your name with the intention to mislead, like taking the name of a famous person not related to you Choose a confusing name that includes numerals or punctuation Choose a name that would offend, intimidate, is a racial slur, or be considered obscene Which entities or organizations you should notify after legally changing your name?
Schools Employers Social Security Administration Department of Motor Vehicles Passport Office Post Office Telephone and Utility Companies Department of Records or Vital Statistics (birth certificates issuers) Banks and Other Financial Institutions Creditors and Debtors Insurance Agencies State Taxing Authority Veterans Administration Registrar of Voters Public Assistance (Welfare) Office Famous people who changed their names:
- Real name: Peter Gene Hernandez.
Joaquin Phoenix - Real name: Joaquin Rafael Bottom
Nicolas Cage - Real name: Nicolas Kim Coppola
Vin Diesel - Real name: Mark Sinclair Vincent
Michael Caine - Real name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
Kate Hudson - Real name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Elton John - Real name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Olivia Wilde - Real name: Olivia Jane Cockburn
John Legend - Real name: John Roger Stephens
Natalie Portman - Real name: Natalie Hershlag
Jennifer Aniston - Real name: Jennifer Linn Anastassakis
Miley Cyrus - Real name: Destiny Hope Cyrus
Iggy Azalea - Real name: Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Lana Del Rey - Real name: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Jamie Foxx - Real name: Eric Marlon Bishop
Nicki Minaj - Real name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Liam Neeson - Real name: William John Neeson
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