Divorce, complicated spelling, tricky pronunciation, personal preference -- there are several reasons why you may want to change your name. And though the rules have changed recently, it's still a relatively straightforward procedure.
How to Change Your Name in California provides step-by-step instructions and all the forms you need to:
choose a name and make it your own
change back to your former name after divorce
change your child's name
get a new or amended birth certificate for you or your child
get a new driver license, Social Security card and passport
get a court to recognize a change of gender
This edition reflects the latest rules and regulations stemming from the Patriot Act and the rise of identity theft, and provides the latest forms as tear-outs.
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Published January 6, 2006
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