HOw hard is it to change your name?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I don't mean your BYC name, I mean your legal name??

    My DHs family name was changed during immigration to the US. He is saying he would like to consider returning it to its original form.

    Anybody else do it??
  2. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I've never done it, but I know it isn't very hard. Every state has their own procedures you must follow. Check with the clerk of courts. They will tell you how to proceed.
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    its not that hard... but it can be costly....

    In Ontario:

    the name change $137
    passport change $100
    Social Insurance $25 (social security in the USA)

    and then you will have other hassles as well.... like:

    Credit Card
    Drivers Licence
    banking info
    Trade certificates (if applicable there may also be a fee)
    car/house/health insurance.. (health insurance may be a lot of hoop jumping)
    TV...cable or satellite provider

    and it goes on and on and on.... its not as easy as a woman changing her name after marriage or divorce because that happens every day... but the paperwork is different for a legal elective name change and because its not something thats done everyday its an uphill battle.

    My DH was going to change his name back to his birth name (he was adopted) .. when his adoptive family turned their back on him 10 years ago. The birth family welcomed him like he never left
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I did it here in Ohio years ago. Just went to probate court and filled out a form.Paid the fee and waited till a judge granted it.Fees vary so check with your county.Most likely you can get the form online.Once you have your court paper(get an extra notarised one) get your drivers card and then your SS card. I did not change everything so I have things in old name,maiden name,and married name.Has not been a problem...unless I am using a credit card and they want my drivers card to verify the credit card(different names,lol).Keeps me from spending at times!

    If you change your mind you will have to go through it all over again unless you never went beyond the court paper.My friend legally changed her name,but it the end decided not to use her court approved name.

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