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  • I just received my employment authorization card 2 weeks ago but now I need to change my last name because I got married.

    do I really have to go through the whole process again?

    Omer’s Answer

    I would need some more information regarding your status here in the U.S., but in most cases you will want to do a legal name change through the court. You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. There will also be a court hearing. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • What my chances as mother for hyphen name?

    Father of my daughter and I never married. My child is turning 3 yrs old next month. I've been wanting to hyphenate my last name but father is against it until now. What are my chances are her mother to get this done? Father and I have joint legal...

    Omer’s Answer

    Your question is a bit confusing, but I will try to answer. You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change for your daughter. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. Lastly, you will need to give notice to the father of the hearing date; the method of serving the notice will depend on whether the father is in California or not. The father will get a chance to oppose the name change, that does not mean that the judge will agree with the father's opposition.

    Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • What is the process and how much will it cost to change my 2 year old son's full name.?

    I would like to change my son's name for his safety. I have full custody and my son's biological father knows his name but has never seen him before. I'm scared that once my son goes to preschool he could find him and take him with him.

    Omer’s Answer

    You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change for your son. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. Lastly, you will need to give notice to the father of the hearing date; the method of serving the notice will depend on whether the father is in California or not. Generally, name changes are a public procedure requiring notice.

    Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • I want to change my name back to my birth name, I was adopted by my stepfather, but want it back to my real fathers name

    how do I change my name back to my birth name, Social Security has both my names under my social, can I go to SS and change my name back? I was around 3-4yrs old when he adopted me, but then left a yr later, so I would like to go back to my real f...

    Omer’s Answer

    You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. There will also be a court hearing. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • Sharing legal custody w/ child's dad. Never married, child has my last name. I'm now getting married, can I change kid's name?

    The dad lives out of state, his state has child support jurisdiction, my state has custody jurisdiction. We share legal. If he agrees can we do a legal name change of the child's last name? The child wants to take my fiancé's last name...

    Omer’s Answer

    You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change for your child. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. Lastly, you will need to give notice to the father of the hearing date; the method of serving the notice will depend on whether the father is in California or not. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • My 16 year old wants to change her last name to her stepdads last name?

    how do I change my 16 years olds last name her biological dad was never there he left when I was 6 months pregnant and I have no ideal where he can be so can I have her last name changed with out him??

    Omer’s Answer

    You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change for your daughter. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. Lastly, you will need to give notice to the biological father of the hearing date; the method of serving the notice will depend on whether the father is in California or not. You will also need to attend the court hearing. If the biological father cannot be located, the Judge may allow you to give notice via publication. Feel free to call my office for a free detailed consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. We handle the entire process.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • How do i legally change my two childrens last name in california?

    i have two children from a previous relationship, who i gave them his last name. however he is not listed on the birth certificates nor have we ever established legal paternity. my husband has been raising my two children as his own and i have h...

    Omer’s Answer

    You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change for your children. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. Lastly, you will need to give notice to the father of the hearing date; the method of serving the notice will depend on whether the father is in California or not. If the biological father cannot be located, then the Judge may allow notice via publication.

    Note that a name change will not establish any legal rights in favor of your current husband. A name change is only that, a name change. If your current husband is looking to adopt, then you will have to go through a different legal procedure.

    Feel free to call my office for a free consultation, I have handled name changes all over California. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in and obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • Would I do a last name change through family law court? Or civil court? In the state of California.

    I have sole legal/physical custody of my daughter and her father has not been around for 4+ years. In the custody papers, I requested that my daughter's last name be changed. It was never addressed. If I want to change it, would I go through famil...

    Omer’s Answer

    You will go through the Civil Court. You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. There will also be a court hearing. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in to obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • I am not sure how to word my reason for my daughter's name change. I need a legal or "smart" answer to put there

    Daughter is almost 8, hasn't seen father in over 2 years. Wasn't a great father while in the picture. She looks up to my father as her own. SHE has requested her last name to be our to " feel like part of the family". She even uses my last name on...

    Omer’s Answer

    Those are all excellent reasons. Remember you will have to give notice to the father, publish OSC notice in a legally certified paper, and attend the court hearing.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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  • Can I change my sons name if I don not now who the father is?

    I dont know who my sons father is and he is not on the birthcertificate can I change his name when I change mine

    Omer’s Answer

    Yes you can. Whose name is on the child's birth certificate? You will need to file a name change petition with the Superior Court in order to do a legal name change. You will also need to do a publication in a legally certified court newspaper. There will also be a court hearing. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation. You can also call the Superior Court in the county you live in to obtain more information.

    20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 100
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    (909) 598-3311
    www.legal-name-changes.com

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