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Minors and adults may apply to the court for a name change. A petition for a name change may be granted if the person seeking it has not filed for bankruptcy, has never had his or her civil rights revoked, and does not want to obtain a name change for an inappropriate purpose such as evading a creditor.

Although the process is fairly simple and straightforward, it is still vital to ensure you have followed proper procedure. At the Law Office of Stephanie Gurrola PLLC, our family law attorneys in Jacksonville can help you to avoid any unnecessary delays or penalties, as well as assist you in compiling a list of entities who must be notified of a legal name change.

Contact our name change lawyers at (904) 674-3177 for highly knowledgeable counsel.

Petitioning for a Legal Name Change

Changing names in Florida involves several steps, including filing a petition and attending a hearing. If a name change is due to a divorce or the adoption of a child, and these events are not yet finalized, the name change request should be included as part of those cases. If you are not seeking to restore a former name, you will be required to submit your fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check.

On the name change petition, you will be asked to provide: ​​​​​​

  • Current name and address
  • History of residences since birth
  • Parents’ full legal names, including mother’s maiden name
  • Any former names by which you’re known
  • Names and addresses of any spouse and/or children
  • Occupation and employment history
  • Education history
  • Criminal history
  • Bankruptcy history and creditor judgments

The Law Office of Stephanie Gurrola PLLC can help you legally obtain a name change for you or your loved ones. Our Jacksonville family lawyers can meet with you to discuss all the requirements, file all the necessary papers with the court, and represent you at the hearing.

Call the Law Office of Stephanie Gurrola PLLC at (904) 674-3177 for a free case consultation or for more information.

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