Adult Name Change Workshop

We look forward to resuming in-person workshop assistance when the Library reopens.

The Adult Name Change Workshop – which was originally an in-person program has been converted to a remote workshop via Internet and telephone. During your scheduled phone appointment, a volunteer attorney will walk you through the correct forms needed for an adult to petition the LA Superior Court for a name change. This workshop is intended for motivated adults who would like to change their names and are willing to fill out the paperwork themselves without legal representation. This workshop is open to Los Angeles County residents who are 18 years or older.

Workshop includes:

  • The court forms needed to file for an adult name change
  • How to accurately complete the forms
  • How to ask the court to waive court fees based on your low income
  • Where to file your completed court forms
  • How to publish a name change in a local newspaper
  • How to prepare for your court hearing

What to prepare:

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Driver's license or California identification number
  • Proof of your income if you will be applying for a fee waiver. This includes: Pay stubs, disability or unemployment statements, or any other proof of income.

Not Covered:
This workshop does not cover name changes for minor children, persons seeking to change their gender or those seeking a confidential name change.

To schedule an appointment by phone for assistance with the forms needed to file for adult name change, please fill out this form to receive a free 20-30 minute phone consultation with a volunteer attorney.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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