Mar 28, 2020

Change a Child's Legal Name

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You may want to change your child’s name because of remarriage, divorce, or another reason. Alternately, your minor child might want to change his or her name. The process of changing a child's legal name will differ depending on the state. Generally, you will need to file a petition with the court where the child lives and pay a filing fee. If the court agrees that the name change is in the child’s best interest, then you can change the child’s birth certificate.  
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You may want to change your child’s name because of remarriage, divorce, or another reason. Alternately, your minor child might want to change their name. The process of changing a child's legal name will differ depending on the state. Generally, you will need to file a petition with the court where the child lives and pay a filing fee. If the court agrees that the name change is in the child’s best interest, then you can change the child’s birth certificate.  
 
[[Category:Name Changes]]
 
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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
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#*the wishes of the child (if older)
 
#*the wishes of the child (if older)
 
#*any other relevant factor
 
#*any other relevant factor
# Talk to the child. In some states, a child must agree to a name change once he or she reaches a certain age. In Texas, a child over 10 must agree to the name change.[[Image:Train-Your-Children-to-Obey-Without-Using-Timeouts-Step-1-Version-3.jpg|center]]
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# Talk to the child. In some states, a child must agree to a name change once they reach a certain age. In Texas, a child over 10 must agree to the name change.[[Image:Train-Your-Children-to-Obey-Without-Using-Timeouts-Step-1-Version-3.jpg|center]]
#*Even if the child is young, you should still ask the child how he or she feels about a name change. Courts will consider this a relevant factor in deciding whether to grant a name change.<ref>https://ift.tt/2WORNUw>
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#*Even if the child is young, you should still ask the child how they feel about a name change. Courts will consider this a relevant factor in deciding whether to grant a name change.<ref>https://ift.tt/2WORNUw>
# Consult with the child's other parent. Most states and judges require that both parents agree before they will change a child's name. If the other parent will not agree, you may still ask the court for a change and explain your reasons at a hearing. By talking with the other parent, you can feel out whether or not he or she will object to the name change.[[Image:Deal-With-an-Autistic-Boyfriend-Step-16.jpg|center]]
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# Consult with the child's other parent. Most states and judges require that both parents agree before they will change a child's name. If the other parent will not agree, you may still ask the court for a change and explain your reasons at a hearing. By talking with the other parent, you can feel out whether or not they will object to the name change.[[Image:Deal-With-an-Autistic-Boyfriend-Step-16.jpg|center]]
 
#*If the other parent agrees, then you will want to discuss plans for filling out the paperwork and potentially attending the hearing together.
 
#*If the other parent agrees, then you will want to discuss plans for filling out the paperwork and potentially attending the hearing together.
 
#Find the correct court. You will need to petition a court to change the child’s name. The court you use will depend on your state’s rules. In many states, you go to the court in the county where the child lives.[[Image:Stop-Grandparents-Visitation-Rights-Step-4.jpg|center]]
 
#Find the correct court. You will need to petition a court to change the child’s name. The court you use will depend on your state’s rules. In many states, you go to the court in the county where the child lives.[[Image:Stop-Grandparents-Visitation-Rights-Step-4.jpg|center]]


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