We Can Help With Your Legal Name Change
There are many reasons people want to change their names. Some people may be newlyweds or may have been married for years and just never got the time or avoided the hassle with trying to update their name with government, business and financial agencies. Some people go through divorces and wish to hit the rewind button and reclaim their maiden name or prior legal name to make a positive change after a rough time. Other people are looking for a fresh start with a name they always wanted because they are tired of listening to others mispronounce it or they just don’t like how their parents spelled it. Whatever the reason is, Rick Stock Law is here to help you with your name change.
Unfortunately, changing your name isn’t always as simple as just filling out some forms. While there are forms involved, that’s only the beginning of the journey. You Who would have thought that you would have to attend a hearing to get your name changed? To start the process, you need to file a Petition with the Court, a verification, a notice of a hearing and submit a criminal background check along with a fingerprint card. Then, once you get through all of those obstacles, you need to publish notice of your hearing (yes, there are rules where you need to publish it and how, and when). Then you must attend the hearing on the date and time ordered by the court.
What good is changing your name if you don’t know how to update your legal records and documents? You’ll need to speak with PennDot, the social security office, and your bank. You’ll likely need to request a new social security card, and others even attempt to obtain new birth certificates. It’s a lot of red tape.
If you prefer to not deal with all the issues and want to insure it’s done efficiently and correctly, you should consider speaking with the attorneys at Rick Stock Law for care and support in your legal matter.