Married Name Change vs. Legal Name Change
While married name change and legal name change both result in a new name, they are different processes. The married name-change process involves filing a series of state and U.S. government name-change forms. Your certified marriage certificate is the legal document that gives you the right to file to change your last name due to marriage.
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If you’re not married or getting married, but want to change your name, you will need to follow the legal name change process. This involves petitioning the U.S. court system for a name-change order. The name-change order will be the legal document that allows you to change your first, middle and/or last name within the United States.
LegalZoom is the company we recommend using to obtain your court order. They prepare all of the necessary county-specific documents for you. They also provide detailed instructions on how to file for your court order within your county court system.
Have questions about whether you qualify for a married name change? Are you curious if you need to go the legal route? Please call or text our name change experts at 800.301.9296 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also watch the video we created below: