Your Identity Name Change – The Basics
Identity Name Change involves legally changing your name by Court Order. People call it identity name change because you have a change in your life, sometimes you want a new name. Some people go by a different name all their life, and finally decide to make it legal. Other people decide to make a big change in their life and want a new name to go along with the change. Going to court and getting a Decree Changing Name is a major commitment to the life you see for your own future.
Your Identity Name Change – Who Can Do it?
Almost everyone is eligible. It’s not easy to do, so you have to be serious about seeing it through. Some people with criminal history problems may not be able to get a legal name change. If your name change would cause someone injury, you’re likely not to be allowed to change your name. The California Civil Code, sections 1275-1279.5 set forth the rules about who can and who can’t Petition for Change of Name. Click here for more details about eligibility
Your Identity Name Change – What Do I Have to Do?
There are 4 things you have to do to get Your Identity Name Change. It will take you some time and resources, and here’s what to do:
- 1. Prepare a complete Petition for Change of Name
- 2. File your Petition, give public notice, attend your hearing
- 3. Attend your hearing. On approval, get Certified Copy of your Court Order Decree Changing Name
- 4. Use your Certified Copy to get a new Social Security Card, Passport, Driver’s License, etc., all with your New Legal Name.
Your Identity Name Change – How Long does it take?
It will take you 10 minutes or less to complete our questionnaire. We developed our Questionnaire over 2 years to collect all the Petition information required in your particular County Superior Court, and only that information. As soon as you file, it will take 6-8 weeks to have your Hearing and get your Certified Copy of the Decree Changing Name. It will take 3-6 months to get all your official records changed over to your New Legal Name.
How EZ Name Change can help with Your Identity Name Change
We charge an industry low $115 to prepare and provide you your ready-to-file Petition, step-by-step custom instructions and all the other helpful information you need to get the Certified Copy of Your Decree Changing Name. When you’re ready to get Your Identity Name Change, click here and we’ll have your help you all the way to Your New Legal Name! Ready to step into your future?