There are many reasons to change your name, and whatever your reason, we understand how important and personal it is to you. We help people with their legal name changes every day…we get it. Some adults wish to change their name for personal reasons, professional reasons or spiritual reasons, while others want to change their last name after getting either married or divorced, or after having children so that they, their partner and their children all share the same last name. People’s valid reasons are unlimited. Many members of the entertainment industry brand themselves or market themselves as a brand for professional exposure and professional reasons, and if you are a member of the entertainment industry you may wish to change your name to better reflect the brand you are trying to grow and the persona you want to convey. You can be in any industry and want to take exactly the right legal name to enhance your marketability and your future.
At EZ Name Change, we know how personal your name is to you and we understand the importance of changing your name legally to best reflect YOU. Whatever your reason for changing your name, whether it’s your first or your last name and whether you are an adult looking to change your name or a parent looking to change the last name of your minor child, EZ Name Change can help you change your name confidently, quickly, easily and economically! One advantage of using professionals like EZ Name Change is that we’ll be here to assist you every step of the way and available to answers any questions or concerns you may have.
How to change your name?
A simple question, with a somewhat straight-forward answer. We’ve outlined the California name change process below, and the good news is that when you partner with EZ Name Change for your legal name change, our experienced experts will walk you through every step of the process, no matter what your reasons for the name change, or the unique factors surrounding your name change. We’re the only 5-Star Name Change Service in the State of California and we look forward to showing you why that’s been true for years.
In the State of California, there are just 3 basic steps you’ll need to complete in order to legally change your name, although like most legal processes, each step is more involved than it may initially sound.
How to change your name, Step 1: Prepare and submit to the right Superior Court, a Name Change Petition and the associated legally required court forms and documents for your name change.
How to change your name, Step 2: You will be required by the Court to give certain notices to either individuals or the general public about your proposed name change. Once you have satisfied these notice requirements of the Court, you will be ready for Step 3 of the name change process – – and you’ll be very close to legally obtaining your new name!
How to change your name, Step 3: Go to your Court hearing and, upon approval, receive your Certified Decree Changing Name, which is the legal documentation you will need in order to change your name with social security, DMV, Schools, Passport, and government agencies.
That’s the name change process at a basic/summary level; but of course the legal system is complex and there are complex sets of rules and timelines which must be followed for any name change to be successful. Although you can process a name change in California yourself, in order to guarantee that your documents are done correctly in the right court, and done as quickly, economically and efficiently as possible, it’s best to consult the experts EZ Name Change is YOUR California name change expert!
Don’t risk forgetting to complete or misfiling any one of the dozens of forms the Superior Court can require to effectuate a name change. A late filing or the filing of an incomplete document on any one of these required forms can set you back weeks or even months in your name change process. In order to ensure that your name change is being handled correctly every step of the way, contact us today to learn more about our services!