Name Change

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Question: i want to change both my sons last name i hav sole custody n their dad is incarserated for 11 years does he still hav to agree?

Answer:

To find the necessary forms to change a minor's name, you may want to contact your local superior court. If you live in Maricopa County, you may want to review the application for name change of a minor on the Superior Court's self service portion of the website to find out more information. In Pima County, you can find forms on the Superior Court's website. Coconino County Law Library also has forms for Coconino County.

You may want to review the article on this site titled, "How to Change Your Name." That article states: Upon submission of a name change petition, the other parent is typically notified. If the other parent does not object, the simplest thing to do is have both parents sign the Petition. Should the other parent not consent, you will need to send him notice of the name change hearing. He can sign an acceptance of service, which says he received notice, or you may have him served by certified mail or a process server.

To find out how the laws apply to your specific situation, you may want to consult with an attorney.

 

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