Petition of Change of Name for Minor

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					This Petition of Change of Name for Minor is completed by the parent or legal guardian
of a minor child, whereby the parent or legal guardian petitions the court to legally
change the name of a minor child. The document provides the minor child'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 parent or legal guardian should make sure to comply with them. This document
should be used by a parent or legal guardian wishing to legally change his or her minor
child's name.
              PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF MINOR

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE                         )        IN THE COURT OF:
OF NAME OF:                                         )
                                                    )
                                                    )
{Instruction: Provide the full, CURRENT, legal name of the minor. Under "Court," above
and to the right, provide the name of the court and its full address.}


       TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF THE COURT OF ___________________________

I _________________________, being the natural parent/legal guardian of the minor child
_______________________, hereby petitions to this honourable court to legally change the
minor child’s name to _________________________________. [PROVIDE THE FULL
NAME THE MINOR *WILL* HAVE, IF THIS APPLICATION IS APPROVED.]

[or]

We ______________________ and ______________________, being the natural parents/legal
guardians of the minor child _______________________[CURRENT LEGAL NAME OF
THE MINOR], hereby petitions to this honourable court to legally change the minor child's
name to _____________________________. [PROVIDE THE FULL NAME THE MINOR
*WILL* HAVE, IF THIS APPLICATION IS APPROVED.]

{Instruction:  Use the appropriate paragraph, above, depending on if one or two
parents/guardians are making this request. Delete or cross out the paragraph that does NOT
apply.}

1.     To support my petition for the change of name of the minor child _______________, I
       hereby supply to this honourable court the following personal information:

       (i)    Minor Child’s Current Legal Name:                                    ;

       (ii)   Minor Child’s Date of Birth:                                         ;

       (iii) Minor Child’s Surname at Birth:                                       ;

       (iv) Minor Child’s Place of Birth:                                          ;

       (v)    Minor Child’s Residential Address:                                   ;

       (vi) Minor Child’s Social Security Number:                                  ;


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2.    The reasons for my petition for change of name of the minor child are as follows:




 {Instruction: Provide the full reason why you are making this name-change request. If this
explanation relies on another legal document (e.g., a past divorce decree, etc.), reference that
document in this section as Exhibit "B," Exhibit "C," etc., and then attach a copy of that
other legal document(s) to the end of this form.}

3.   The minor child has not been charged with a criminal offence as of the date of this petition
     for change of name of the minor child. or

     The minor child has been charged with the following criminal offences:

                                            (only if applicable)



4.   In consideration of the foregoing, I hereby respectfully request that this honourable court
     grant my petition on behalf of the minor child to change the minor child’s name for the
     reasons set out herein.

5.    Attached hereto as Schedule “A” is a copy of the minor child’s birth certificate.
{Instruction: Some jurisdictions require that this be a *notarized* copy; other jurisdictions do
      not

SWORN BEFORE ME AT                          )
the City of ______________________          )
in the County of _________________          )
this ___ day of ______________, 201___      )
                                            )       Petitioner for Minor Child
                                            )       {Signature}
                                            )
                                            )
Notary Public




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Description: This Petition of Change of Name for Minor is completed by the parent or legal guardian of a minor child, whereby the parent or legal guardian petitions the court to legally change the name of a minor child. The document provides the minor child'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 parent or legal guardian should make sure to comply with them. This document should be used by a parent or legal guardian wishing to legally change his or her minor child's name.