This Petition of Change of Name for Minor is completed by the parent or legal guardian of a minor child, whereby the parent or legal guardian petitions the court to legally change the name of a minor child. The document provides the minor child's current legal name, date of birth, residential address and reasons for the name change petition. After the petition is completed, it is usually notarized and then filed with the appropriate court. The court will then hold a hearing and a judge will either grant or deny the name change request. Local rules governing the change of name petition process may vary, so the parent or legal guardian should make sure to comply with them. This document should be used by a parent or legal guardian wishing to legally change his or her minor child's name.
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