What is the "Caption" (case name) to answer question 10 on the CIS for a civil name change case?
defendant(s). For example: John Doe, Plaintiff v. Mary Smith, Defendant. Print the
name of your case.) Am I the plaintiff? If so, what is the name of my case?
2 attorney answers
It is common for people to represent themselves in name change cases. As mentioned above, it is a good idea to call the court and get some direction from the judge's secretary or law clerk. It is very possible that they may just tell you to use the words "In re" before you name, but it is best to call and make sure.
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You should call the court and ask how they would like the matter to be captioned. Sometimes it may be "In re" but they can provide you the information.
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