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California Name Change

$499.00

By Phone or In Person

We do it all–the process and the paperwork!

This package is applicable for both an adult and a minor name change.

This package includes:

  • A confidential consultation with our Name Change Attorney
  • The professional preparation of the Petition for Change of Name
  • The filing of the petition in the appropriate court (based on your zip code). An adult name change does not require service; a minor name change requires that we serve the other parent (we serve by mail or can assist in alternative service if requested).
  • The preparation of the court filing fee waiver form when needed (the court filing fee may be waived based on income)
  • The publication of the name change for 1 month in a court approved legal newspaper
  • We obtain a court date
  • We prepare you for the court date

This package is for a ‘legal name change’ or ‘court ordered name change’ both of which will allow you to change your name legally. A discussion with the Attorney will determine if there is any impediment to a name change such as a criminal record or unpaid traffic tickets.

 

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Filing Fee additional ($435 in most counties) which may be waived by the court based on income.

Publication fee additional (usually $105).

The name change will be filed in the appropriate court based on your zip code. You will need a Social Security Number.

For a minor name change, the Lawyer will advise. You may wish to change the minor’s last name only or you may wish to change the father’s name on the birth certificate. A change to the father’s name on the birth certificate usually requires that you file a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (also called a Paternity Action) if you were not married. However, for a minor name change only, the biological father would need to be notified and if the address is unknown then we would need to perform a ‘search’. There is an additional fee of $100 for the search.

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