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Form CA NC-100 Petition For Change Of Name

Form CA NC-100 Petition For Change Of Name

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Form CA NC-100 Petition For Change Of Name

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME CA NC-100

 

This form needs filed in the superior court of the county where the petitioner currently resides.  The form can be used to change the petitioner’s name and the names of other, like children who are minors. 

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 1”

The following forms are also required along with this form:

·  Name and Information about the Person Whose Name is to be Changed (NC-110)

·  Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (NC-120)

·  Decree Changing Name (NC-130 or NC-130G for guardians)

If a guardian is filing for a change of name, the must also file NC-110G.

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 2”

After completing all of the necessary forms, you’ll have to complete form CM-010 and submit the form along with two copies of the petitioner to the clerk.  There will be a filing fee, and fees will range from district to district.  Ask the clerk about waiving or deferring the fee. 

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 3”

Set up a hearing with the clerk for a minimum of six weeks in the future.  You’ll have to take the Order to Show Cause form to the clerk, and they will provide you with a date and location for the hearing. 

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 4”

In most cases, the petitioner will be required to publish the Order to Show Cause with a local newspaper once a week for four consecutive weeks before the hearing.  Once the newspaper has published the notice, the newspaper will have to provide the clerk with a Proof of Publication.  

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 5”

If there is no objection filed with the court two days before the hearing, the court will most likely grant the change of name without a hearing.  If a hearing is required, bring copies of all documents with you to the hearing. 

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 6”

If the petitioner is requesting a name change for a minor, regard section 8a-d on the form’s instructions.

“Petition for Change of Name CA NC-100 Step 7”

After the name change is approved, you can begin changing your records.  If you need to change your birth certificate, contact the California Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records. 


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