Your legal name will be required when applying for a job, signing up for health insurance or simply opening a bank account. In certain circumstances, such as marriage or divorce, people may choose to change their name. Name changes allow a person to legally change their name. This is far different than a simple nickname or alias. This is a name change that occurs on a government level so that you are legally recognized by your new name.
In many cases, name changes occur when a divorce is finalized.
The law dictates that when a name change takes place, the individual must revert back to the legal name he or she had before the divorce took place (i.e. their maiden name). This is done as a safeguard to ensure that a name change is not taking place for fraudulent reasons.
Ralph Wilson Law, located in Conway, SC, has helped families not only through their divorce proceedings, but through the entirety of the name change process. With the help of our firm, you will ensure that:
- Your petition, or request, to have a name legally changed is approved by a judge.
- Filings for children will be done appropriately.
- A Change of Name certificate is given so that any government documents can be changed to your new name.
This can be a very complicated matter for an adult. When a divorce takes place, a name change can be filed on the initial complaint or Answer and Counterclaim.
Name changes for children is a more complicated matter and one where the court will ultimately decide if a name change is permitted. This will have to be done in the best interest of the child, and this can be very difficult to do in some cases.
Our law group will be able to make a firm stand for or against a name change and ensure that your interests are upheld. We will express why the name should be changed or why it is in the best interest of the child to have their name changed.
This is often the final step in a divorce and one in which a family will finally be separated. We have helped thousands of others just like you in South Carolina change their name legally. Our offices are always willing to discuss your claim and ensure that a change is in your best interest.
Let Ralph Wilson Law take care of the entire process so that you never have to worry about a name change rejection from the courts.