Yes, you can change number and name under such circumstances. You should get a local atty to help with all this or go to legal aid.
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I would certainly agree that there is no reason why you can't, you will need the help of a lawyer to get this done. I would contact your local legal aid to see if I could get assistance on this since you are on a fixed income.
I recommend that you contact an attorney in your area or your local legal aid organization for assistance with this. If you fear for your safety and you have taken the legal measures necessary to no avail, you should be able to make the changes you seek.
I wish you the best of luck with your situation.
Absolutely you can. Most courts have a pro se department that will give you specific instructions on what you need to do. Here in San Francisco we have a name change package that the clerk gives you with instructions and local newpapers you can use for the publication part.
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I agree with others on this post that you may want to contact a local attorney to assist you.