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Old 02-20-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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It's not for marriage, but where do I go to change it. I've been googling and I can't find any answers. I know you have to petition the court/get forms, but where do you go in Charlotte?
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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I think I would call the Clerk of Court in the county where you live. I would expect they would have forms and be able to direct you through the procedure.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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depends on why you are changing your name...
it isn't easy to do a name change unless it is
for marriage or divorce...
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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How hard is it to correct a name? Say if my legal name is Jon Handcock to John Handcock?
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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VERY, VERY easy to change a name. I had a full legal name change (nothing to do with marriage) a little more than 3 years ago. The forms are available to do yourself however, in the interest of making sure it was done correctly (simply didn't trust myself to see if through to the end), I had an attorney do all the filings. He also did the full legal name change for my son - an even easier process since he is a minor and there are fewer legalities involved.

Superior Court issued the final judgment for name change 45 days after my application was submitted. Generally speaking, it's just a matter of paperwork and as long as you're not doing this for an unscrupulous reason, requests are granted quickly unopposed. After the judgement is issued, proceed to social security then of course, DMV, take it to banks, contact creditors, etc. Very tedious but I rarely get a document these days with my birth name. Seems just about everyone has caught up at this point.

Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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I'm trying to find a lawyer to help me change it. May I ask who you used?
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