Change of Name Petitions is a legal document that was released by the Delaware Courts - a government authority operating within Delaware.
Q: What is a Change of Name Petition?
A: A Change of Name Petition is a legal document that allows an individual to request a court to change their name.
Q: Why would someone file a Change of Name Petition?
A: Someone may file a Change of Name Petition for a variety of reasons, such as marriage, divorce, adoption, or personal preference.
Q: How do I file a Change of Name Petition in Delaware?
A: To file a Change of Name Petition in Delaware, you need to complete the required forms and submit them to the Family Court in the county where you reside.
Q: Are there any eligibility requirements to file a Change of Name Petition?
A: Yes, to file a Change of Name Petition in Delaware, you must be at least 18 years old, have resided in the state for at least 6 months, and have a legitimate reason for the name change.
Q: What is the process after filing a Change of Name Petition?
A: After filing a Change of Name Petition, a hearing will be scheduled. The court will review the petition and may grant or deny the name change based on its discretion.
Q: How long does it take to complete the Change of Name process in Delaware?
A: The length of time to complete the Change of Name process in Delaware can vary, but it typically takes several months from the time of filing to the issuance of a legal name change.
Q: Can I change my child's name through a Change of Name Petition?
A: Yes, you can file a Change of Name Petition on behalf of a minor child, but additional requirements may apply, such as notifying the other parent or obtaining their consent.
Q: Does changing my name legally change it on all documents and records?
A: Legally changing your name through a Change of Name Petition will update your name on most documents and records, but you may also need to contact individual agencies and organizations to ensure proper changes are made.
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