Name Change

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Question: I was born in CA and started using my step-father's last name at approx. 8 years old. I never legally changed my last name but my military records, ssn, etc. all use my step-father's last name which I've used throughout my life. I'm now a resident of AZ. Can I legally change my name here to the name I'm already using for all forms of ID/records? I just want to ensure my birth cert matches all my other forms of ID. Thanks

Answer: There is an article on this website that will tell you what needs to be done to change your name.  Go to:  http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?sc=8&mc=1&articleid=60.  You can go to the Arizona Court System Self Service Center to find your county and what forms are needed to change your name at:  http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms

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  • I was born in CA and started using my step-father's last name at approx. 8 years old. I never legally changed my last name but my military records, ssn, etc. all use my step-father's last name which I've used throughout my life. I'm now a resident of AZ. Can I legally change my name here to the name I'm already using for all forms of ID/records? I just want to ensure my birth cert matches all my other forms of ID. Thanks

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