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Legal Name Change Attorney - Lawyer


Winter Haven - Lakeland Name Change Attorney - Lawyer, providing professional Legal Name Change, Divorce, and Family Law Attorney - Lawyer legal services in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.


The purpose of a name is to identify a person. So long as a person does not intend to evade identification or perpetrate a fraud, a person may legally change their name.

The most common reason for choosing to legally change an individual's name s in the case of marriage or a divorce. Florida law allows women to change their name as part of their divorce. The request to change her name is included in her petition or counter petition for dissolution. Her name change will become incorporated into the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. If the man is the one who changed his name in the event of a marriage, the same law applies.

As a law firm providing experienced legal name change attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with legal name change legal issues, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.

If you require the legal advice and representation regarding legal name change or other family law issues, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Winter Haven - Lakeland name change attorney & lawyer. Contact the office of Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., at (863) 298-0606 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

If a legal name change does not involve a marriage or divorce, Florida law allows a person to change their name by filing a verified petition establishing:

  1. They are a resident in the county the petition is filed;

  2. The date and place of birth, their residence since birth and the names of their parents;

  3. The name of their spouse (if any) and the names and residences of any children;

  4. Any prior name changes;

  5. Their occupation and places of employment for the past five years;

  6. Any other names or alias which the petitioner has been known or called by;

  7. Date and place of any adjudication of bankruptcy;

  8. Date and place of any felony conviction;

  9. Date and place of any money judgment entered against the petitioner;

  10. That the name change is not for fraudulent or illegal purposes and that the change will not invade the property rights of others;

  11. That the petitionerís civil rights have not been suspended or, if suspended, that they have been fully restored.

Changing the name of a minor child:

  • Adoption and Paternity: A childís name may be changed by the Court through an adoption or paternity proceeding.

  • When Paternity is not an issue: A petition to change a minor childís name must be brought be one or both parents. If only one of the parents brings the petition, however the other parent must consent to the change or be served with the petition so he or she may be heard on the issue.

For more information regarding a legal name change, contact Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., today by calling (863) 298-0606.

Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those involved in a legal name change or other family law issues in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.

If you require professional legal services regarding Legal Name Change or other Family Law issues, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Winter Haven - Lakeland Name Change Attorney & Lawyer. Contact Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., today by calling (863) 298-0606.


Winter Haven - Lakeland Name Change Attorney - Lawyer, providing professional Legal Name Change, Divorce, and Family Law Attorney - Lawyer legal services in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.

 
 

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