Name Change

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Question: My daughter was born in 2004, at the time my boyfriend did not have ID on him so they would not let him sign the birth certificate. We were planning on changing her last name from mines to his before she started school, in Nov 2006 he was killed she does get social security from her father and I really would like to grant his wish for his only child to have his last name and she was always taught that her last name is his, please tell me what I can do to change her last name to his?

Answer:

See our article on How to Change Your Name. In Maricopa County, the process for name change (for both minors and adults) is relatively simple.   Here are links to the forms and/or instructions

Maricopa County: Name Change for a  Minor - Forms and Instructions:

Pima CountyName Change for a Minor - Forms

If you live in a county other than Maricopa or Pima, contact your local superior court to find out their process and get their forms.

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  • My daughter was born in 2004, at the time my boyfriend did not have ID on him so they would not let him sign the birth certificate. We were planning on changing her last name from mines to his before she started school, in Nov 2006 he was killed she does get social security from her father and I really would like to grant his wish for his only child to have his last name and she was always taught that her last name is his, please tell me what I can do to change her last name to his?

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