Whether you're looking to change your name or a child's name, there are four steps to take to legally change a name in California. Keep in mind that while unofficial name changes may work in the short term, legally changing your name is the only way to avoid legal discrepancies in the future.
Sometimes we just hate the name our parents gave at birth. If you are at least 18 years old, fortunately you can choose what name you want people to call you! The steps for a name change in California are very straight-forward. All it takes is filing some documents with the court, publishing your request and attending a court hearing. Hiring a registered legal document assistant to prepare your legal name change forms will make sure that you get your name is legally changed in a fast and cost-effective manner.
There are many reasons a parent may want to change a child’s name. For example, a parent may want to change a child’s last name if there's been a divorce, a party has remarried or when there is a parent who is not involved. Sometimes a child simply hates the name their parent gave them at birth. Learn how A People's Choice can help you change a child's name in California.
Each year, many people change their names in California. Name changes are quite simple and do not need the services of an attorney but the process is somewhat complex. With this in mind, filing a California name change is fairly simple and inexpensive if you use a legal document assistant with experience in name change [...]
In the past, publication of name change was typically required in California when seeking a formal change of name. California law was recently changed making publication no longer required when a person who lives in California seeks to have his or her name changed due to a change in their gender. In this particular instances, it [...]