Types of Name Changes in California

From early on in our life, we begin to understand that we have a name, but most of us don’t give much more thought to our name throughout the course of our life. There are however, names frequently being legally changed in the courts in California, and so much so, that procedures are in place for all types of name changes. While there are name change processes that may be more common than others, here we have compiled and list of the most common, and a description for each. After an order for a name change (Decree for Change of […]

California Real ID: Residents Forced to Legally Change Their Name

Were you one of the 3.1 million Californians who have already obtained a California Real ID? Whether you are or are not, you should pay close attention – according to the Department of Homeland Security, the application process for obtaining a California Real ID was incorrectly conducted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. So what does this mean for you? For starters, if you have already obtained a California Real ID, you will need to supplement your already submitted, (and approved), application with additionally required documents. If this is your first time applying for a Real ID, however, being […]

The Cost and Procedures of a Civil Name Change in Riverside County

There are several common reasons why a person would want to change their name, and with each reason comes a different set or requirements to change it. The procedure as well we the costs associated with different types of name changes will also vary. The most common name changes may be needed after either a marriage or a divorce. In these situations, the required documents and or fees are wrapped up into the process. One example would be changing back to a maiden name after a divorce. The divorce judgment can have an order that restores a party’s former name. […]