Customer Care: (866) 679-2319

Name Change

Changing your legal name is easier than you think

Both adults and children decide to change their name for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, we make it easy to get court approval of your name change. Once granted, you can officially use your new name on all government and financial records.

Call to get started

Or contact us

Pricing starts at $139*

With our Name Change you get

Stack of Documents Icon

Completion of all required documents specific to your state

Close Up of Green Pencil Checking Boxes on a Checklist

Easy to follow instructions on filing your documents to make your new name official

How it works

Documents Icon

1. Complete our name change questionnaire

Questionnaire Checklist Icon

2. We create your name change documents

Mail Icon

3. Get a final wrap-up of your name change order

For a more detailed view of our name change process, click here.

Get started today

Adult Name Change

$139*

Includes:

Comprehensive name change documents, specific to your state

Simple instructions for filing your name change with the proper court

Court filing location and information

A checklist of government agencies and financial institutions to notify of your new name

Additional state and federal forms and renewal applications

Minor Name Change

$165*

Includes:

Comprehensive name change documents, specific to your state

Simple instructions for filing your name change with the proper court

Court filing location and information

A checklist of government agencies and financial institutions to notify of your new name

Additional state and federal forms and renewal applications

Ask away. We have answers.

Common questions

Do I need to file a name change if I'm getting married or divorced?
Typically, no. A certified copy of your marriage certificate or divorce judgment serves as "proof" of your name change, and can be used when you register your new name with government, business and financial agencies.

In order to save time and simplify this process, our partner makes it easier to complete and file your name change forms with every organization you're associated with. Learn more.

However, if your husband would like to change his name, or if you'd like a new last name that is completely different from either your maiden name or your spouse's name, most states will require you to file a formal name change petition with the court. If this describes your situation, please continue with the questionnaire.
What is involved in a court-ordered name change?
There are three basic steps to having your name changed by a court. The first step is filing a petition in the proper court, along with any other required forms and paying the filing fee. In most states, the petitioner (the individual making the request) must publish notice of the petition in a local newspaper. Also, the petitioner may be required to notify specific individuals affected by the name change.
What are the legal requirements for a name change?
Residency: Most states require residency in the county and state for a certain time prior to filing the petition (often at least 6 months).

Legal grounds: A person cannot change their name in an effort to defraud any other person.

Jurisdiction: A petition for name change must be filed in the proper court, which is usually in the county where the petitioner lives.
How is a name change for a minor different from a name change for an adult?
When seeking a name change for a minor, one or both of the minor's parents usually files the petition. If only one parent is filing on behalf of the minor, the other parent's consent is often required. Complications may arise if the noncustodial parent cannot be located, is incarcerated, or lives out of town. In a minor name change, consideration is given to whether the name change is in the best interests of the minor, and issues such as custody and parental notice are carefully examined.

A specialist is here to help

Customer Care

(877) 962-7490

We're available Mon-Fri 5am to 8pm PT and Weekends 7am to 4pm PT

American FlagOur agents are based in the United States.


Speak with an attorney

Attorney photo

Get legal advice from an independent attorney at a price you can afford.

Pricing starts at $9.99/month


Get your name change starting at $139*


Name Change–Legally Change Your Name Online with LegalZoom

There are a number of reasons someone may decide to change their name, including religious reasons, a political statement, disliking the current name, a husband taking his wife's name upon marriage, couples combining or hyphenating surnames to form a new one, and a variety of other reasons. LegalZoom makes it easy and affordable to change your name through the courts. Once granted a legal name change, you can officially use your new name on all government and financial records. When you change your name through LegalZoom, we complete all required documents specific to your state and give you easy to follow instructions to file your name change documents. Begin by completing our simple online questionnaire. We will conduct a Peace of Mind Review of your answers, then print and ship your documents in two business days. Changing your name through LegalZoom is simple and affordable. Get started with the legal name change process today for an affordable price. 

*Price excludes court fees to be paid when you file your name change documents.