How to Change Your Name in California by Lisa Sedano

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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.

About Lisa Sedano

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A former editor, attorney Lisa Sedano helped shape many Nolo legal books, including the bestselling Neighbor Law. She is also the author of How to Change Your Name in California. Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Published January 6, 2006 by NOLO. 170 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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