Changing your name – legally

Are you thinking about changing your name once your divorce is final?  Or, are you thinking about changing your name for other reasons?  Whatever the reason, name changes have become common.

Changing your name in California could be complex for some once you obtain the proper paperwork.  Additionally, you must contact all relevant government and business agencies to inform them of your name change.

The law forbids you to change your name in certain instances which include:

·     For fraudulent intent

·     To interfere with the rights of others or assume the identity of another

If you are thinking about changing your name, it may be to your best interests to contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who can explain the full effects of the name change while helping your through the process.