My Legal Last Name

My Legal Last Name

*The price does not include legal fees payable when you submit your name change documents. Adults and children decide to change their names for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, we make it easy to get court approval for your name change. Once granted, you can officially use your new name for all government and financial documents. If you legally change your name through the court, a fee and a notary will likely be required, with a few exceptions for name changes due to marriage, divorce or adoption. The only time you can process an application for a Social Security Number under a name that does not match the name on the immigration document is if the person has legally changed their name after the immigration document was issued. In these situations, the official name is the name given on the proof of name change. For more information on proof of a name change, see RM 10212.010. If the child is under fourteen years of age, both parents must give their consent to the change of name indicated on the birth certificate. If one of the parents disagrees with the name change, the court will schedule a hearing. At the hearing, the court may waive the consent of both parents if it finds any of the following: Be sure to report your new name to the Social Security Administration and your employer to ensure that your employer is correctly reporting your income and that it is properly recorded in Social Security records. If the name on the immigration document differs from the name on other evidence filed for a Social Security number, treat the Social Security number in the name on the immigration document as long as the name can be derived from the other evidence (e.g., foreign passport). Other versions of the name that appear on other required documents must appear in the Enumeration System Alternative Names fields after RM 10205.130.

Given name(s) = full first name and middle name, each of which may consist of more than one part; and It`s important to be aware of the restrictions your state places on the type of name change you`re looking for, keep proof of your previous name, and make sure your financial and other records are accurate after the change. However, just because you`re using a new name, the rest of the world (especially institutions and public bodies) may want to see legal proof of your new name. Legal documents such as a marriage certificate or court order may be needed to prove your name change. A: You cannot legally force your ex-spouse to return to his or her old last name. You have the right to keep your last name. That the parent does not object to the name change after proper notice There may be events outside the United States that are taken into account by foreign governments or U.S. agencies (e.g., the Department of State) when issuing immigration documents with a person`s legal name. To get a Social Security card with your new name, visit the Social Security Administration website. An official name is the name that identifies a person for legal, administrative and other official purposes.

A person`s first legal name is usually the person`s name given for birth registration purposes, which then appears on a birth certificate (see birth name), but may change later. Most jurisdictions require the use of a legal name for all legal and administrative purposes, and some jurisdictions allow or require a name change to be registered upon marriage. The legal name may need to be used on various government-issued documents (such as a court order). The term is also used when a person changes their first or full name, usually after reaching a certain legal age (usually eighteen or older, although in several European countries it can be as low as fourteen). The problems arise when it comes to government and financial authorities. Since identity theft, credit card fraud, and even fear of terrorist spies are widespread, many financial and government agencies may require legal court documents to prove your identity. There are certain forms of identification, such as a social security card, birth certificate, and passports, that absolutely require legal name change documents.