How to Change Your Name in California

How to Change Your Name in California

by Lisa Sedano, Emily Doskow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413319897
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 01/27/2014
Edition description: Fourteenth Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 889,326
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


A former editor, attorney Lisa Sedano helped shape many Nolo legal books, including the bestselling Neighbor Law.

Emily 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.

Table of Contents


1. Methods for Changing Your Name
2. What’s Your Name?
3. Restrictions on New Names
4. Marriage, Divorce, and Custody
5. Birth Certificates
6. Basics of the Court Petition
7. Changing Your Gender
8. Filing, Publishing, and Serving Your Court Petition
9. Final Steps Toward Changing Your Name
10. How to Get Your New Name Accepted
11. Finding Additional Help
Appendixes
A. How to Use the Forms
B. Sample Blank Forms
Index

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