Name Change Attorney helping clients in Orange and Los Angeles County
Bettina Yanez a California Name Change Lawyer in Orange County CA outlines how a name change for an adult can be obtained:
One way is by filing a Petition for a Name Change. This procedure usually takes about three (3) months if all steps are completed in the proper fashion. After your court hearing you will receive a decree changing your name.
Another way to obtain a name change is through your dissolution action. If you are filing for dissolution of marriage, you can request in your petition that your maiden name be restored. Make sure you include a provision to change your name in your final judgment.
If your dissolution is final and judgment has been entered and you forgot to ask the court to restore your maiden name, you can complete an Ex Parte Application for Restoration of Former Name After Entry of Judgment and Order (Family Law)(Form FL-395) and file the form with the Family Law Superior Court of your area. Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped, return envelope, if you would like to receive the documentation by mail.
If you are trying to obtain a name change due to a recent marriage you may be able to obtain the change without a court order by simply going to the various agencies such as the social security office, department of motor vehicles, USCIS and show the your marriage certificate.
If you wish to change your name and gender you will need to file form NCC 200 along with an attachment to Petition for change of Name form NC-110, a Civil case cover sheet and an Order to Show Cause. Your physician will need to complete an affidavit that will be filed with the court that indicates that you have received clinically approved gender change treatment. The Order to Show Cause must be published in a court approved newspaper of general circulation once a week for 4 consecutive weeks. The cost of this service will vary.
If you are changing the name of a child, the other parent must be notified of the name change. Your petition must be published and you will obtain a court hearing. If the other parent is not in agreement, the other parent may appear at the hearing. The court will hear form both of you and make a decision based on the best interest of the child.
Consult with a California Name Change Lawyer in Orange County CA
For more on a name change schedule your free consultation with our experienced Name Change Attorney in Orange County CA. Please contact the Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates. Call now, our staff is standing by 24/7. Or if you prefer, use our online contact form located to your right.
The family law offices of Yanez & Associates manages cases in all of Orange County and Los Angeles County.