There are many circumstances in which you may wish to get your name legally changed. From marriage to divorce to adoption to being born of the wrong gender, your reasons for wanting a new name are yours alone.
While the choice of what to call yourself is one of the most personal decisions there is, you must follow a formal legal process if you want your legal name to change. This process can be more complicated than you might imagine and it is important to do it right so you can ensure the government recognizes your new official identity.
The good news is, you do not have to go through the process of changing your name alone, and you don’t have to try to figure out all of the legal technicalities without help. You can turn to Orlando Family Team where husband-and-wife Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou work together to advocate for clients throughout Central Florida.
Our legal team has a long past history of positive case results which attest to the legally-skillful services we provide. We can make a name change free of stress by working with you throughout the entirety of the process. Give us a call to find out more.
Need a Name Change Attorney? Orlando Family Team Can Help You
In the state of Florida, the process of changing a name can vary based on the reason you wish to alter your name. For example, if you are seeking to change your name as a result of a divorce or an adoption of a child and the legal proceedings are not yet final, you can request the name change as part of those legal proceedings.
If adults want to change their name for other reasons, they will need to complete a Petition for Change of Name and, unless they are changing to a name they already had before, will need to undergo a background check including submitting fingerprints to compare against criminal records on the state and federal level.
After completing a background check, you must request a hearing and may need to attend that hearing to explain to the judge why you want to change your name. While most people are able to get the change they request, this is not true in all cases and some petitions are denied.
Contact a Name Change Attorney Today
When you want to change your name, you need to get the right legal help to ensure the process is done as efficiently and effectively as possible so you can begin using your new legal name.
You also want to ensure that there are no mistakes or problems which could result in your name change not being granted. An Orlando name change attorney can provide assistance throughout this process.
Whether you are currently going through a divorce, fighting for custody or simply have questions about family law, our attorneys are here to help.
Contact the attorneys at Orlando Family Team today for a free, no-obligation consultation.