Name Change Forms
Regardless of why you change
your name,you will need to notify the appropriate agencies and
take other steps to make the name change legally meaningful.This
also applies to women who change their name as the result of marriage.
Information About ChangingYour
The need for a Name Change may result from marriage, divorce,
adoption or simply a desire to have another name. 2.Generally,
(a) you cannot change your name for a fraudulent purpose, such
as avoiding debts, (b) other people's rights cannot be affected
such as famous people, (c) use of a curse word as a name would
not be recommended, and (d) when a minor is involved, the courtlooks
to the best interest of the minor.
of changing your name generally include (a)Usage, (b) Court Order
and (c) Marriage.
Usage- In some states using a name as your own has the affect
of making it your name.
you have changed your name you may need to change records including:
(a) Social Security Card, (b) Drivers License, (c) Passport, (d)
Post Office, (e) IRS, (f) Voter Registration, (g) Banks (h) Credit
Cards, (i) Doctors (j) Insurance Companies, (k) State Tax Authority,(l)
Clubs, (m) Memberships, (n) Employer and (o) Retirement plans.
You will also need to consider changing your (a) Will, (b) Health
CareProxy, (c) Living Will, (d) Trust, (e) Power of Attorney and
- A Court order is recommended to change your name and is required
by some states.
A marriage certificate serves as proof of name change.