There are many reasons why people may change their name. One may have spent their entire life using their nickname and now wish to make it their legal designation. Others may simply not like their name and have always wanted something different. Whatever your motivations, you can rest knowing that the state of Florida has procedures in place which allow you to make a change. Our Melbourne name change lawyer handles such matters for those in Brevard County and elsewhere. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
The procedure for changing your name is straightforward. The first step is to file a Petition for Change of Name. It is also necessary to file a record of your fingerprints, along with a national criminal records check, with the Petition. A hearing date will be scheduled after the Clerk of the Court has received the results of the criminal records check. Once the hearing is held, assuming all issues are in order, then the Judge will sign an Order changing your name. You may then submit this Order to the proper entities.
Lindsey Gardner Shneyder is a Melbourne, Florida name change attorney assisting with such matters. She will use your initial consultation to ensure that the reason for which you wish to change your name is acceptable. She will assist you with gathering the necessary records to submit with your Petition. Lindsey will draft your court filings and attend the hearing with you to ensure that matters go smoothly. Changing your name represents moving on to the next stage of your life. Our lawyer is able to assist you in doing so.
We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.