While marriage and divorce are among the most common reasons to change your name, other factors may also play a part. At Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center, our Fayetteville, NC family law attorney can discuss your options and answer your questions along the way.
Contact us at (910) 684-3370 today for experienced representation. We handle cases throughout Cumberland County.
The process for legally changing your name involves various documents. These include a petition to change your name, which includes the reason for your desired name change, affidavits from two people to verify your character and a decree to officially change your name. We can provide knowledgeable legal advice and guide you through the process.
If you want to change the name on your birth certificate, or if you want to change the name of your child on his or her birth certificate, the process is more complicated than changing your name in a divorce. Criminal background checks, public postings, and affidavits are necessary. Our diligent Fayetteville, NC family lawyer, however, pays close attention to details and can help you navigate the legal system.
When you get married, you are free to choose what your last name will be. If you want to change your name because of divorce, the process often only requires asking a judge to formally order the restoration of your previous name in the divorce proceeding. With the Fayetteville, NC divorce attorney at Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center, you can receive thorough legal assistance to handle legal name changes for a variety of situations.
Call today at (910) 684-3370 to learn more about our family law and divorce law services.