How to Change a Child’s Last Name After Marriage
Need to know how to change a child’s last name after marriage? For after divorce, after re-marriage, without a marriage, or just because. There are LOTS of different reasons to get this done. It’s really important for all the growing up years and into adulthood. If Your Child needs a different Legal Name, you can get it done! You just have to know how. If you want help, we do that:) And, you have to start and stay with it! This article will break it down for you.
How to Change a Child’s Last Name After Marriage – Where to go?
Go to the Superior Court in the county where your child is living now. That’s the right place. That’s where you can get all the court forms. You can also check online for the Forms, but often you’ll get an incomplete or outdated set that way. The clerks at your court will file your Petition for you if everything’s correctly completed and you’re in the right court. A judge there will review and make the decision for you.
If you think you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney for guidance. But Legal Name Change doesn’t require that you hire a lawyer to get it done. Some courts have legal advisers if you don’t have or want an attorney. EZ Name Change is a Registered and Bonded Legal Document Assistant, specializing in California Legal Name Change. We can provide you with accurate information and speedy Name Change Service for when you’re ready to get your Child’s Name Legally Changed.
All these paths can lead to a successful Child’s Last Name Change. However, once you get a Decree Changing Name, you will still need to get your Child’s ID, Registration and records changed by contacting the social security office, school, passport office, government agencies, birth certificate, etc. No place changes their records automatically. And none of these essential places will change the records until you hand them a Certified Copy of the Court Order. But then they will change the records for you to match the Court Order If we help you, we’ll provide you with a CHECKLIST to give tips, contact information and tips about how to use the Certified Copy(s) of the Decree Changing Name.
How to Change a Child’s Last Name After Marriage
What If I have More Than One Kid?
All your children can go on the same Name Change Petition for the Superior Court Name Change process. You only need one Petition for a single child, or as many as you need. Your court’s formatting requirements can be complicated for multiple children. It’s a little complicated to get all your accurate information, correctly onto the Forms the way the court requires. But if you have the time, patience and determination, you can do it. And it’s definitely worth it. If you don’t have the time or don’t want to learn all the ropes of this, Let EZ help you make this happen. It’s important.
Can the Court Order Change More Than Just the Last Name?
Yes. Superior Court Name Change is done mostly to Change just a Child’s Last Name. But, while you’re at it, Get any other part(s) of your Child’s Name Changed exactly the way you want them to be. It’s all the same process, costs and time frames no matter what Changes you ask for. In a single Petition, you can change a child’s last name, a first name, a middle initial, a middle name, or any combination of those choices. If you’re changing more than one child’s name, you don’t need to be uniform about it. You can just get a childs last name change for one, and change another child’s first and middle name if you want.
Can Anything Go Wrong?
Yes. But, most Petitions are approved if everything’s been done correctly. California’s Name Change Laws will tell you all the rules that must be followed and, for some kinds of problems, why your Petition can be denied. (see California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1275-1279.5; See also: FAQ “Can I Get Turned Down”. If both parents agree on the Name Change it goes more smoothly. However, a great many Name Change Petitions are Filed on behalf of just one parent for their child or children. Almost all of those Petitions are Granted too, but their are more rules you must learn and do correctly if just 1 parent is signing the Petition.
How to Change a Child’s Last Name After Marriage (Divorce)?
Upon Remarriage (when one or both newlyweds have kids) you can use Superior Court to get your child’s name legally changed, whether you can use your divorce and custody orders or not. You just file a Petition for Change of Name in the County Superior Court where Your Child lives now. Correctly and completely give the required legal notices, getting the proper Proof to your judge prior to your Hearing. Provide all the documentation required by your particular court, including your Proposed Decree Changing Name. Attend the Hearing, answer the questions and provide the requested documents, if any are required by the court and/or your judge. Get your Judge-Signed Decree, upon approval. Get your Certified Copies…and go PARTY!
How to Change a Child’s Last Name after Marriage? – What are the Costs?
For itemized charges, see Child Name Change Costs in California . Costs will vary, county to county, somewhat. Court Fee Waivers may be available to you, with no additional charges to our customers.
Call us to get any additional information or an exact price for your Child(s) in your County: 818 505-6189
If you’re thinking about how to change a childs last name after marriage, you should do it. It’s that’s important for all the growing up years. Really important. It’s also not easy, not free but deeply satisfying. We’d like to help you get it done right.