I was a DV victim. The courts did very little to help me at all. I let the RO lapse. But he keeps getting into my social and my name and messing stuff up or taking out loans. Nobody seems to be able to do much or tell me much beyond usually dropping the loan. I'm getting sick of it. Then I got really sick. I am starting to feel better and I want to start over. I currently live in another state, but want to establish residency in Mississippi so I can change my name. Mississippi isn't that close, so I don't want to have to go there a lot. I just want the name changed. I also am changing my social security number - unsure if I should do that after the name change or first. Changing it here does me no good as they usually won't seal it unless you're transgender, which I am not, and all records are online. That just doesn't help me if you can look it up in a second. I don't have "proof" beyond several old arrests and restraining orders, nothing recent as I've mostly been sick in the hospital for 2 years. But I don't feel safe , am constantly frustrated with my "new accounts" and just want to start over.
You have to currently reside in the state of Mississippi for six months before changing your name. You also have to have the intent to permanently reside in this state and not just to stay long enough to change your name. I'm sure you can do it in your current state and simply ask the court to seal your record. Definitely retain a lawyer. Your way is the hard way if not impossible way to do things!
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