Name Change

Please review the Order Adopting Amended Local Rule 78.6 that went into effect June 15, 2020.

A name change will change the Applicant’s current legal name.  

That change becomes effective on the date of the hearing. 

It is not retroactive.  It does not in any way change the name from the past. It simply changes the name from the date of the hearing into the future.

See the following link for more information regarding changing your name. Additional Information on Name Changes

See below for the forms required for a name change. If you are not sure how to proceed with the name change, please contact an attorney. The Deputy Clerks in Probate Court are prohibited by law from giving legal advice.