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Form FL 12.982 (c) Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren)


Form FL 12.982 (c) Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren)

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME (Minor Child(ren)) FL 12.982(c)

 

This form is used when parents want to change the name of their minor children.  The form should not be used in dissolution of marriage, paternity, or adoption.  The name change will be part of the case. 

This form needs completed in black ink and must by notarized.  Submit the form in the Circuit Court where the family currently resides. 

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 1”

If there is more than one petitioner or the name of more than one child is being changed, a Supplementary Form for Petition is required for each name change and each petitioner. 

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 2”

Each adult petitioner needs to have the fingerprints scanned by an approved Law Enforcement Department unless they are restoring the child’s former name.  A hearing cannot be requested until the clerk receives results for the state and national criminal history records check.  Ask the clerk for more information on the fingerprints process.

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 3”

If both of the parents agree to the change of name, they can both file as petitioners.  Service is not required if both parents agree.  Personal service or Constructive Service is necessary if either parent fails to consent to the change of name.  Refer to Forms 12.910(a) and 12.913(b) for more information. 

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 4”

After the forms are filed with the clerk, a final hearing can occur immediately if restoring a former name as long as the results of the state and national criminal history check are received.  Otherwise, the clerk will provide the petitioner(s) with a date, time, and location of the hearing. 

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 5”

Bring the Final Judgment of Change of Name (Minor Child(ren)) to the hearing and complete the top section of the form.  If the judge approves the change of name, they will sign the Order.  You can receive certified copies of the Order from the clerk. 

“Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child(ren) FL 12.982(c) Step 6”

If a nonlawyer has helped the petitioner fill out this form, they must provide you with a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.900(a) before helping you. 

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Form NE DC 6:11(1) Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD OR CHILDREN (DC 6:11(1))

 

Apart from the Petition, a parent or legal guardian will have to submit the following forms to the District Court as well:

·  DC 6:11(a)

·  DC 6:11(2)

·  DC 6:11(3)

·  DC 6:11(4)

·  DC 6:11(5)

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 1”

In the heading of the document, provide the name of the county, the current names of the minors, and the petitioner’s full name.  In the paragraph below, provide the petitioner’s name again and the current names of the children. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 2”

Provide the petitioners address in part 1.  Provide the current names of the minors in part 2 and their address in part 3. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 3”

Provide the minor’s date of birth in part 4.  State the petitioner’s relationship to the minor in part 5, and state the name of the county where the minor’s reside in part 6. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 4”

In part 7, provide the current names of the minor’s in the first section and the requested names in the second section.  List the other parent’s name in part 8 unless it is unknown. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 5”

Provide the current names of the minor’s in part 9 and reasons why you’re requesting a name change.  Complete the rest of the form and provide your signature, address, and telephone number. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 6”

Publication of the name change is required in a local newspaper once a week for at least two consecutive weeks.  The petitioning parent must send a copy of the Notice to Parent within 5 days after the first publication in the newspaper. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 7”

If the other parent consents to the name change, they need to complete a Consent form and bring it to the hearing. 

“Petition for Name Change of a Minor Child or Children DC 6:11(1) Step 8”

Attend the hearing and ask the Clerk for more instructions. 

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Form Name Change Packet-Adults

 

INSTRUCTIONS: NAME CHANGE PACKET-ADULTS

This packet is used for adults 18 years of age of older.  All of the forms need completed in black ink.  The Clerk cannot answer questions about filling out the forms, so you may consider hiring an attorney. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 1”

Complete the Petition for Name Change (Form 1) and keep from filling out any other forms at this time.  Take the signed Petition to the Family Law Clerk at the Multnomah County Courthouse and present a valid form of identification.  Pay the filing fee of $158.00 and certified copy fee of $5.00. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 2”

The petitioner then needs to complete the Notice of Name Change Hearing (Form 2).  Leave the room number, hearing date, and time of hearing sections blank.  Take this form to Room 211 of the Multnomah County Courthouse and use the telephone by the name change form by dialing 83185.  Make sure you ask for a hearing date for an adult. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 3”

After receiving a hearing date, write the date on the Notice and post the form on the bulletin board in Room 211.  The form must stay there for at least 14 days before the hearing. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 4”

On the date of the hearing, take down the Notice from the bulletin board and complete the Affidavit of Posting Notice of Name Change Hearing (Form 3) and General Judgment (Form 4).  You’ll need to pay the $10.00 judgment fee before going into the courtroom. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 5”

If the judge approves the change of name, you need to complete Notice of General Judgment (Form 5) and Affidavit of Posting Notice of General Judgment (Form 6).  You need to post Form 5 on the bulletin board in room 211.  If you want more than 1 copy of the Change of Name Decree, you need to pay $5.00 to the Clerk for each certified copy. 

“Name Change Packet-Adults Step 6”

The petitioner will receive a copy of the General Judgment of Name Change in the mail within two days after the hearing.  If you want to change your birth certificate, a certified copy of the General Judgment needs sent to the Center for Health Statistics if you were born in Oregon. 

 

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