Many events in life are catalysts for a name change. At the Atlanta law office of Jody A. Miller, we help clients throughout north Georgia complete the name change process in an efficient manner.
Georgia Adult Name Change Lawyer
In Georgia, adults who want to change their names can file a petition for name change with the Superior Court in the county where they reside. After filing the petition, you are required to publish notice of your name change for four weeks in a newspaper determined by the court. If no one objects to your name change, your petition will be granted within 30 days.
While individuals are typically allowed to change their names to anything they like, there are some restrictions. Courts will not allow a name change for the purpose of escaping liability or debt or in order to commit a crime. In addition, courts typically will not allow names to be changed to racial slurs or names that are considered to be obscene.
Lawyer Jody Miller not only assists clients with the legal aspects of name-change procedures, but she also provides practical counsel and advice on how to incorporate clients' new names into their lives.
Helping Children Change Their Names
A parent of a minor child may petition the court for a name change for the child. In these cases, the written consent of both parents is usually required. However, if the other parent is deceased, has abandoned the child, or failed to provide financial support for the child for the previous five years, consent is not required.
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, attorney Miller helps both minors and adults petition the courts for a new name, publish their name changes in applicable newspapers and move forward with their lives.
Contact Atlanta name change lawyer Jody Miller at 678-905-7562 or toll free at 866-319-0924.