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We assist more people with name change than any other provider! Legal name change forms are available for adults, minors and families. Download the name change form package you need or order our preparation services.  If you order preparation services, the forms will be completed for you based on the information you provide and reviewed by a professional. Free form descriptions, previews and law summaries are provided for each state.

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Preparation Services

Legal name change forms are available for adults, minors and families.  Download the name change preparation services.  The forms will be completed for you based on the information you provide and reviewed by a professional. Free form descriptions, previews and law summaries are provided for each state.

New Bride

A consolidated, easy to use, name change kit are available for new brides.  Contains all required government forms, every personal record change form, an instruction guide and checklist to help the new bride change from her maiden to her new married name.

Name Change Notification Package - For After Divorce, Marriage, Court

This is an extensive package containing forms and instructions for notifying government agencies and others of a name change for Brides, Court Order Name Changes, Divorces, Marriages. Forms and instructions included for Passport, Social Security Card, Voter Registration, Employer, Banks and other Financial Institutions, Clubs and Organizations, Drivers License, Post Office, Insurance Companies, IRS, State Tax Commission, etc. It also contains forms for changing contracts, wills and other legal documents. Free form descriptions, previews and law summaries are provided for each state.


Information About Changing Your Name

1.    The need for a legal name change may result from marriage, divorce, adoption or simply a desire to have another name.  2.    Generally,  (a)  you cannot change your name for a fraudulent purpose, such as avoiding debts. (b)  other people's rights cannot be affected such as celebrities,  (c)  use of a curse word as a name would not be recommended; and,  (d)  when a minor is involved, the court looks to the best interest of the minor.

 3.    Means of changing your name generally include:  (a)  Usage - In some states using a name as your own has the affect of making it your legal name. (b)  Court Order - A Court order is recommended to change your name and is required by most states. (c)   A marriage certificate serves as proof of name change.

4.    After you have changed your name you may need to change records including: (a) Social Security Card, (b) Drivers License, (c) Passport, (d) Post Office, (e) IRS, (f) Voter Registration, (g) Banks, (h) Credit Cards, (i) Doctors (j) Insurance Companies, (k) State Tax Authority, (l) Clubs, (m) Memberships, (n) Employer; and, (o) Retirement plans.  You will also need to consider changing your (a) Will, (b) Health Care Proxy, (c) Living Will, (d) Trust, (e) Power of Attorney; and, (f) Contracts.

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