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Morris County Name Change Lawyer

Are you considering legally changing your name? We can help you! Our team of lawyers have handled hundreds of name change applications over the years. Call (201) 798-8000 today, use our contact form below, or chat with us live 24/7 for a free consultation.

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We proudly represent clients throughout New Jersey for name change applications, including Morris County

Are you thinking of changing your name or your child’s name? Trying to do this on your own can be complicated. However, a Morris County name change lawyer from Bhatt Law Group can guide you in this process. You can reach out to us by phone by dialing (201) 798-8000 or sending us a message through our live chat to know more.

Some of the common reasons people want to change their name legally are family laws such as divorce or adoption. Other reasons can be more complex. Regardless of the reason for a name change, a Morris County name change lawyer can help. Our lawyers have enough experience to assist you.

The Legal Name Change Process in Morris County

A Morris County name change lawyer can guide you in this process:

  • Step 1: Filing a Petition

    This is also known as a verified complaint to change the name. You need to indicate your current name, your request to change it, and why you want to change it. In your request, you need to swear under oath that you do not change your name because of wrongful reasons, such as avoiding criminal charges or loan collectors.

  • Step 2: Publishing the Name Change Notice on Newspapers

    You need to publish name change notices in newspapers for a particular period. This is done to ensure that there are no objections or vested parties. After this period, you need to go to the court clerk and inform them that you have completed the publication notices.

  • Step 3: Attending a Hearing

    Attending a hearing in front of a judge will confirm your request to change your name legally. You need to prove that you are not changing your name in an attempt to avoid debts or criminal charges.

  • Step 4: Making Your Name Change Known

    After the hearing, you need to have your name change order published in the newspaper and notify the government offices for filing before you start using your new name.

    You can delay or prevent having your name changed if you commit errors in the procedure or documents. That is why getting help from our Morris County name change lawyer can be beneficial for you. Aside from having better success in getting your name changed, you also save yourself from headaches.

Name Change Process for Children in Morris County

The name change procedure for children under 18 is almost the same as adults, but there is one significant difference. The parent requesting that their child’s name be changed must provide copies of the Verified Complaint and the Order Fixing Date of Hearing documents to the child’s other birth or adoptive parent. They need to send these to the other parent’s last known address at least 20 days before the scheduled hearing.

The filer should send it by certified mail with a return receipt. Doing this allows the child’s other parent the chance to object to the name change. A Morris County name change lawyer can help you prove that the name change is what is best for your child.

If your child has a pending criminal charge or has been convicted of a crime, the process is the same with a name change application for adults. You have to provide copies of all the documents to the county prosecutor where your child has pending charges or was convicted.

FAQs Regarding Name Changes in Morris County

What do judges look at in a name change case?

Judges consider the following factors when they decide on a name change application:

  • Reasons for the name change
  • Criminal records or pending charges
  • Occupation of the person filing the request
  • Any cases of bankruptcy and inadequacies and judgment proceedings
  • The previous request attempts to change the name and the outcome
  • Any lawsuits in the current and requested names that can cause confusion
  • Any questionable intent

What grounds can a judge reject a name change application?

The judge sees the name change as fraudulent, such as avoiding criminal charges or loans.
Mistakes in documents or procedures such as incomplete information in your forms or not publishing a name change notice in a newspaper.
Because of criminal charges or pending cases, the judge can decide that the name change is not best for the public interest.

How can I prove that I noticed the required people or government agencies?

After you send copies of your documents to the required people, newspaper, or government agencies, you need to go to the court and file Proof of Mailing. This document indicates that you have sent your documents to the required people on a particular date.

You need to inform the court that you sent the documents to the right people. You also swear in the Proof of Mailing that all your statements are true. You need to include green receipt cards provided by the post office as proof to the court that the required people received the documents you sent.

Do I need to hire a Morris County name change lawyer?

A Morris county name change lawyer may seem not necessary in name change applications. However, the steps and paperwork required by this process can be overwhelming. One mistake can lead to rejection. Applicants with special cases such as pending charges or criminal history are recommended to seek assistance from experienced lawyers.

Our lawyers can assess the situation to know what actions need to be taken for a name change application. They also have much experience talking to judges, so they have higher chances of obtaining a favorable ruling.

Call a Morris County Name Change Lawyer at Bhatt Law Group

A Morris County name change lawyer from the Bhatt Law Group can assist you in completing your documents so that you or your child can have a new name. We can also assist with criminal charges or the other parent objects to your child’s name change.

You can feel less worried if you get legal support from a Morris County name change lawyer. If you are interested, please call us at (201) 798-8000 to have a free consultation.
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