Attorney for Name Change in Sarasota

Legal name change refers to the process of changing your name in the eyes of the government and other official organizations. The process can be completed for an individual, a family or a child. In the cases of a child's name change, the consent of both parents is needed.

Typically the process is fairly straightforward. A legal name change can also happen relatively quickly, with many cases concluding in a month. A background check will be completed and several forms need to be filled out.

It is best to contact a Sarasota name-change lawyer to help prepare your documentation to make the process as simple and as quick as possible. Call us today at 941-549-8981.

The Rules Can Be Confusing

The process of changing your name begins with a formal request to the court. The court can deny the name change request if you are a convicted felon and your civil rights have not been restored, or if you have filed for bankruptcy in the last seven years.

There are also considerations to make while choosing your new name, as the court may deny your request. If you have chosen a name that is intentionally confusing or might contain threatening or obscene words, your request may be denied. If you have questions regarding this process, we invite you to contact a Sarasota name-change lawyer for a consultation.

Contact A Florida Child Name-Change Attorney

The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani offers legal advice and representation in Sarasota and communities throughout southwest Florida. Contact a Sarasota name change lawyer to schedule a consultation. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, but we accept evening and weekend appointments.