Name Change

Under Utah law, an adult may petition the district court of the county in which he or she has resided for at least one year to change their name.  It is also possible to for a parent to petition to have his or her minor child’s name changed.

While the request for a name change seems simple enough, there are restrictions on whether or not an adult or minor child may change his or her name.  Numerous court documents need to be prepared and filed.  Moreover, the petitioner or the child’s parent must appear in court before a judge in order to receive a decree of name change.

Under most circumstances, a reasonable flat fee can be charged for an attorney’s services.  Having an experienced family law attorney from Dexter & Dexter take control of the process and paperwork, as well as represent you at the name change hearing, will reduce stress, save time, and ensure a successful experience at court.

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