name Change

Ariana - posted on 01/16/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm feeling hopeless really want to change my daughters last name live in Minnesota and dont know who to talk to

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/16/2014

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Jodi's got a point.

So, for example, in Wyoming, you have to post a notice in the legal section of the newspaper for 6 weeks. If anyone has any objections to the name change, they may respond to that legal notice with their objections. At the end of the 6 weeks, the petition and any objections go to the county judge, and they make a determination of whether or not the name will be changed. If they decide in favor of the change, our Vital Records department is contacted by the court, and an amended birth certificate is issued.

When we did my son's, it was cut & dried, because his dad and I have been married his whole life, and aren't planning anything different, so there were no objections. I'm not sure what would have happened if there had been, I assume we'd have had to actually appear before the judge to plead our case.

But, each state is different as far as requirements, so for the official steps you'll need to start at the Vital Records office. So, I guess, if dad is not on board with the name change (bio dad, that is) you may need to expect a little difficulty.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/16/2014

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Start with your state department of vital statistics (vital records), where you request certified copies of the birth certificate. They will be able to tell you what steps to follow for a legal name change

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