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How to Change Your Name in California
     

How to Change Your Name in California

by Lisa Sedano, Emily Doskow, Emily Dostow
 

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Divorce, complicated spelling, tricky pronunciation, personal preference -- any of these may convince you that it's time for a new name. And although 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

Overview

Divorce, complicated spelling, tricky pronunciation, personal preference -- any of these may convince you that it's time for a new name. And although 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

The 11th 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.

Editorial Reviews

Oakland Tribune
This book covers every aspect of changing your name in California.
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“Covers every aspect of changing your name in California.”  Oakland Tribune

“In Nolo you can trust.” The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873379915
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
01/04/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce and the editor of many Nolo titles including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. 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.

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