Name Change

In Florida, any adult can change their name by filing a petition for a name change. The process is not lengthy and can usually be accomplished within a month or so. Once your name is changed your birth certificate is amended to reflect the new name.

At Family Matters Law Group, P.A., our office routinely handles name changes and typically it is a low-cost process. An attorney is recommended, though not necessary, because of the procedural requirements of filing the correct paperwork and scheduling and attending a hearing. Further, some individuals are not eligible in Florida for a name change.

Name Change For Children Can Be More Involved

An adult who has sole parental responsibility or two parents together who have shared parental responsibility can petition the court to change the name of a minor child. As long as you have either the parents' agreement or sole parental responsibility the process is relatively quick and uncomplicated. And to re-emphasize, an attorney is recommended, though not necessary, because of the procedural requirements of filing the correct paperwork and scheduling and attending a hearing.

If you have shared parental responsibility and do not have the agreement of the parent, the process is more difficult and must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. We are happy to provide a free consultation on name changes.

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