This document is executed by an adult petitioning a court to have his or her name legally changed. The document provides the adult's current legal name, date of birth, residential address and reasons for the name change petition. After the petition is completed, it is usually notarized and then filed with the appropriate court. The court will then hold a hearing and a judge will either grant or deny the name change request. Local rules governing the change of name petition process may vary, so the individual should make sure to comply with them. This document should be used by an adult wishing to legally change his or her name.