About Name Change
Florida law allows both adults and children to legally change their names under certain specific circumstances. Sometimes a name change happens as part of a dissolution of marriage where a spouse, usually the wife, wants to restore a maiden or former name to what it was before marriage. Our office is happy to include this service as part of our divorce packages at no additional cost to our clients.
The second way to change your name in Florida is to file what’s called a petition for name change. This process is a bit more complex, but the upside is that the petitioner, within reason, can generally change his or her name to anything that he or she wants. The process is also relatively fast. After a quick background check, the hearing on a petition for change of name can be held immediately.
If you are interested in a name change for yourself or for your child, we can help.