Laws change from state to state, but the process is generally all the same, just follow these steps.
Contact your local government office to find out the rules and get the paperwork you need to legally change your name officially.
Fill out the forms, they typically include:
a petition or "deed poll"
an order granting name change
a notice of petition to the public
an affidavit of consent
Make copies of all your documents to keep with your own records and then submit your paperwork to the appropriate office.
Now you wait for the approval, if your name change is not immediately approved, you may need to go to court to defend your reasons. Also put out an ad in the newspaper announcing your name change, this will give the public a chance to object your name change if you have debts under your old name.
Fill out an affidavit and take it to the court clerk. Wait for the order granting change of name whic
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