Q. How do I change my name or my child's name?

  • What is the difference between changing a name and correcting a name on a birth certificate?
  • Must I change my name when I get married?
  • How do I change my name after a divorce?
  • How do I change my name after becoming a US citizen?
  • Where do I find the law on name changes?

Answer

  • A name is changed on a birth certificate when there has been a legal name change or adoption.
  • A birth certificate is corrected because of a typographical error.
  • CourtHelp explains how to get a court order for a name change and provides a DIY Form
  • CourtHelp explains Child Name Changes and provides a DIY Form
  • CourtHelp explains name changes after marriage, divorce, adoption, and citizenship.
  • The laws on name changes are in Civil Rights Law, art 6 Change of Name
  • Last Updated Aug 20, 2021
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