Single adults without children
The first is for single adults without children. There are a few factors that must be fulfilled. You have to be at least 18 and a resident of the county where you are filing the request. In addition. you also cannot have any children. You must be ready to tell the court if you are a convicted felon. Finally, you must be aware that this will not help you avoid any obligations nor can you use your name to commit fraud.
Adults with children
There is a special name change request for anyone with children. The requirements are almost identical the same as the first change, with the major difference being that you have at least one minor child.
For a child, you must be the parent or guardian of the child who’s name you would like to change. The court is very clear that this cannot be used to add a father’s name to establish paternity or to have a name added to that child’s birth certificate. If your child is under the age of five, there is actually no need to go to court to change your child’s name.
Finally, there is a name change procedure specifically used for entire families requesting a name change. The only thing that is different about a name change for an entire family is the paperwork involved. You obviously must be the guardian/mother/father of your children. It is important to remember that this process will not affect paternity or guardianship at all.
Each of these procedures requires its own individual paperwork, signatures, notarization, and copies. All of this information is accessible on the Maricopa County Superior Court. In addition, there is a waiting period between when various documents can be filed.
And while all of the paperwork is available to the public, it is very overwhelming. Each of the processes needs at least 9-10 forms to be filled out in great deal. In addition to a complicated list of documents to fill out and file correctly, a name change requires a $333 filing fee (there is no cost if you change your name during a divorce). As experienced certified legal document preparers, we can quickly and easily take care of the entire process for you.
How much does it cost to legally change your name?
Are you wondering how much it will cost to change your name? If you are changing your name during the divorce process, then you are in luck. A name change during a divorce won’t cost you any additional money at all. The cost to change your name is included in our fees as well as the court’s fees.
If you are not changing your name as part of a divorce, then there will be fees associated with the cost to change your name. An attorney‘s fees will be expensive for this kind of work, to say the least. They will charge you thousands of dollars for a procedure that will take our company hours to complete. Our flat rates will guarantee that you will save time and money. The court will require you to pay a court filing fee of $333 and our name change services start at $399.
Stop waiting and let us help today!
You have the right to re-claim your identity. Your name is integral to your identity. Don’t let the complicated red tape of the court system and the cost to change your name stop you from being the person you want to be. We have experience successfully preparing name changes for happy clients. Everyone should have the right to identify as they please. While the road to equity is not clear, we would like to be a helping hand to you along the way.
For some people, changing their name after a divorce or separation is very important to the healing process. In the heat of the moment, some people let their name change become a lower priority. There is no need to wait anymore.
You don’t even need a reason to change your name! Affordable Family Law is here to help you even if you don’t have a reason. We can help you re-claim your identity. We can help you begin to heal.