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Name Change Requirements:
Name Change for a Minor:
The petition to change the name of an infant, notice of the time and place when and where the petition will be presented must be served, in like manner as a notice of motion upon an attorney in an action, upon (a) both parents of the infant, if they be living, unless the petition be made by one of the parents, in which case notice must be served upon the other, if he or she be living, and (b) the general guardian or guardian of the person, if there be one.
Our services are not to be used in connection with an adoption or paternity action, since in such cases the name change should be done as part of that case or proceeding.
Any parent or adult who retains parental or custodial rights over a minor has a right, based in statute, is to be notified and must provide consent or waiver of consent to legal actions regarding the minor. The general rule is that both parents must consent to a name change for a minor.
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