Name Change Lawyers in Dallas
How Do I Change My Name in Dallas, Texas?
At Capetillo Law PLLC, our clients seek to change their names or the names of their children for a variety of reasons, including divorce and adoption. Regardless of your reason for wanting to change your name, we can help you making a change to your legal name. Our Dallas name change attorneys guide clients through the process of legally changing their names.
Contact us now to learn more about how we can make the name change process as stress free as possible for you.
What to Do When You Change Your Name?
Changing your name is a legal process that requires a petition to the court. It is very common for women to change their names after a divorce. In this situation, your divorce attorney can include a clause in your divorce petition for your name change. Our name change lawyers in Dallas help people legally change their names or their children’s names.
Your petition must include:
- Your current name and requested name
- The reason for the change
- Date of birth
- Information about race and sex
- Any prior convictions
- A fingerprint card
- Driver’s license
After you have your name changed, you will need to change your legal name with the Social Security Administration and on your driver’s license. There are specific forms that must be completed, and you will need to provide either the divorce decree or court order to make these changes. We can advise you of the steps that you need to take to ensure that your legal name is changed on your identification and financial and legal documents.
What Are Reasons to Change Your Name?
There are many conclusions a person can arrive at to justify them changing their name. Some of them included but are not limited to:
- Changing name after a divorce
- A man choosing to take on the woman's name after they are married
- A child changing their surname between parents
- Not liking current name
- Religious purpose or reason
- Transgender changes
Legal Representation for Your Specific Needs
In some situations, making a legal change to your name or your child’s name can be complicated. For example, if you want to change your children’s names after a divorce and your ex-spouse does not agree, you will need to show that the name change is in the best interest of the child. We can listen to your situation and help you navigate the legal process.
Call (214) 506-0091 to start the process of legally changing your name.