Helping Clients Legally Change Their Names in Florida

There are different reasons why you might want to change your name or the name of your child at certain times in life. Florida law does not allow you to simply decide to legally change your name, as there are certain legal steps required to do so. If you are considering a name change for you or your child, you should discuss the process with a name change lawyer in Boca Raton. The office of attorney Juliana Gaita is ready to help.

Marriage

This is perhaps the easiest time to change a name, as you can do so through the marriage license process. The license can be issued with your married name, and you can use this document to obtain a new Social Security card, driver’s license, and other documents.

Divorce

Many people who get divorced wish to have their maiden name restored. If you know you want the name change from the start of the process, your divorce lawyer can include this request in your divorce petition. Once your divorce is final, the family court can include the restoration of your former last name in the final divorce order, which you can use to obtain new documents.

Other Name Changes

You might want a name change for yourself out of personal preference, or you might want to change your child’s name due to adoption, divorce, or their own wishes. This requires a separate petition with the court, and the court will require specific information. Adults will need a criminal background check, and the courts will have additional requirements to change a child’s name.

Contact a Name Change Lawyer in Florida for Assistance

The law firm of Juliana Gaita, P.A. helps clients with the process of changing their names in many different circumstances. Contact us to speak with a Florida name change attorney about a possible case.