Our name change forms and services are not to be used when the name change is a result of marriage -- a simpler procedure should be involved. Our staff does not have details of these special procedures offered throughout the various jurisdictions. You are welcome to contact your local court clerk to learn more about the local procedures and whether you qualify. Our name change forms and services are not to be used in connection with an adoption or paternity action, since in such cases the name change should be done as part of that case or proceeding. Our state-specific name change materials contain more than just the needed forms.
Our staff reviews state statutes, laws, regulations, and requirements when developing our forms.
Detailed instructions are included with each package. Within that text is always a recommendation that our customers contact their local court clerk to ensure that all necessary forms have been obtained. Our forms are state-specific unless otherwise noted. We recognize however that local laws vary -- not just from state to state, but even from county to county. We make every effort to ensure that our legal forms are as comprehensive as possible -- County and Courthouse variation information however is not always readily available to our staff.
Also, we cannot promise any of our customers perfection -- only our best efforts. Your local jurisdiction may require forms or papers that we have missed.
More often than not, if something is missing from a form set, it is usually a single form or county cover sheet. These missing forms are usually available from the local court clerk.
Our Document Preparation Service, requires that you complete an on-line Questionnaire. Your responses on the Questionnaire will then be used to prepare the documents. If our staff requires additional information, or if you fail to answer the required questions, our staff will contact you.
The prepared forms, with further instructions, will be returned to you as an attachment to an e-mail within a few business days assuming we do not need additional information from you. Our fee includes the preparation of the forms and delivery of the forms in a data format.
Paper copies of the forms can be mailed to you upon special request for an additional charge. Other charges which may become necessary in the filing of any legal document with a court could include: filing fees, postage for certified mailings, fees associated with the signatures and seals of a Notary Public, publication fees and service of process charges. These fees and charges are the responsibility of the Petitioner, not our company.
Once the forms have been delivered, you will have further steps to take. Our service does not include any notarization of forms.
pierreducalvet.ca/34223.php Likewise, we do not file your papers with any court or assist with other requirements, such as service or publication procedures. These steps will be your responsibility. Any parent or adult who retains parental or custodial rights over a minor has a right, based in statute, to be notified and must provide consent or waiver of consent to legal actions regarding the minor.
The actual law will vary from state to state, but the general rule is that both parents must consent to a name change for a minor. Our materials are designed for uncontested legal actions only - actions where all interested parties can come to agreement. In the event that anyone files an objection to your request, your case will become a contested case and you are strongly urged to hire an attorney.
If you do not retain an attorney you will have to represent yourself in a contested hearing. Most name change Petitions are granted, however, the law gives the Court the power to decline a person's request for a name change. Therefore, the Court can refuse a name change request if there is a reason to decline the request.
If a name change Petition was denied because there was not enough evidence to support the request, then you will have to wait until the circumstances that led to the denial change before you can file another Petition. This is because once the Court makes a decision about an incident or an event; it cannot address that same incident or event again.
If the Petition was denied because of a procedural error for example, you did not file the correct forms , then you should correct the error and request another time to ask the Judge to approve your name change. Finally, whenever you lose in Court, you have the right to request the Court to reconsider its decision and you have the right to appeal the decision to a higher Court.
Please note that in most cases you have 30 days or less from the date of the Judge's decision to exercise these rights or you may lose your right to reconsideration or appeal. You should seek the assistance of an attorney to exercise these rights.
Use promotional code save Need help? You choose the best IN Wedding Officiant.
Ask a Lawyer Online Now! Be sure to bring one of the following forms of identification to prove your identity and date of birth:. If you were previously married, you will need to provide the month and year each ended, as well as how each ended some counties may require copies of divorce decrees for marriages that ended less than two years ago. Most counties require these fees to be paid in cash. Marriage between first cousins is permitted if both individuals are at least sixty-five 65 years of age.
Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.