Yes, you need a court order. As counsel stated, it's a fairly easy procedure to name change in Minnesota.
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Yes. It's a fairly easy process. I have placed a link below to the court forms that will need to be filed. An attorney would likely make the process more comfortable for you, but you would likely be able to file the forms by yourself.
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