Legal Name Change
Complete your legal name change procedure with TotalLegal. You can change your first, middle and/or last name in a name change proceeding. You can also change the name of your minor child.
TotalLegal makes it easy to legally change your name without a lawyer. Just follow the instructions to finish the online interview, then receive the completed package with step-by-step instructions to file and complete a name change yourself. Help is always close at hand.
How to Change Your Legal Name
You must go through the courts to legally change your name or a child's name. With marriage or divorce it is straightforward for a name change to be included with either the marriage certificate or the divorce decree. Outside of marriage or divorce you will need to complete a name change with your county court system by doing the following:
Your state may require additional steps such as publishing a notice in a local newspapers about your change of name or possibly getting fingerprinted.
Note: The Totallegal fee does not include any filing fees the court may charge for your name change.
Common Reasons for Changing Your Legal Name
Fraud and Name Changes. The court will not grant a name change that is requested for a fraudulent or illegal purpose such as evading criminal prosecution or a civil lawsuit, avoiding creditors, or identity theft.
Marriage and Divorce
When you get married or divorced, you can typically change your name without needing to file a separate legal name change as offered here.
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