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Introduction to Changing Your Name

LegalZoom's education center provides you with the information and resources you need when considering a name change. The name change guide provides general information about changing your name, and the FAQs answer some of the most common questions people ask. This information allows you to make informed decisions.

There are two ways you can go about changing your name. You can change your name by using the name in all aspects of your personal, social and business life. However, difficulties tend to arise if you simply establish a new name this way. You can also change your name by filing an official Petition for Name Change with the court.

LegalZoom can help you file an official name change application without the need for an attorney. Simply answer a few questions online and we will generate the proper legal forms, ensuring that your name change request will be completed correctly.


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