How to Change Your Name in California

How to Change Your Name in California

by Lisa Sedano, Emily Doskow
     
 

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What's in a name? Not much if it isn't legal. (Although "legal" is a broad term: a woman successfully changed her name to Merri Christmas!) This helpful, easytouse book provides all the necessary forms and instructions to legally change a name in California. It covers how to: choose a new name and make it legal; amend a birth certificate, or get a new one;

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Overview

What's in a name? Not much if it isn't legal. (Although "legal" is a broad term: a woman successfully changed her name to Merri Christmas!) This helpful, easytouse book provides all the necessary forms and instructions to legally change a name in California. It covers how to: choose a new name and make it legal; amend a birth certificate, or get a new one; change children's names; get a new driver's license, passport and Social Security card; change back to a former name after divorce. Provides all necessary forms as tearouts, including Marriage Surname Agreement, Parental Agreement on Child's Name and Application for Restoration of Former Name After Divorce.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413310948
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Edition description:
Thirteenth Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.54(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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