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Can you Change Your Legal Name?

What do Issur Danielovitch, Marion Morrison and Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston have in common? You know them by different names because they had their names legally changed. You may know them better as Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn.

People change their names for many different reasons. Sometimes it is to honor a family member or to change a spelling. Other times, it is to reflect who they are on the inside. No matter your reason, we are here to help.

How To Legally Change Your Name in The State of Ohio

If you are considering changing your name in the state of Ohio, there are a few things you need to know.

First, you will need to file a petition for a name change with the probate court in the county where you live. The petition must include your name, your current address, your date of birth, and the reason for the name change. You will also need to pay a filing fee.

Once the petition is filed, the court will schedule a hearing. At the hearing, the judge will review your petition and decide whether to grant the name change. If the judge grants the name change, you will be issued a court order.

With the court order, you can then update your name on all of your important documents, such as your driver’s license, passport, and social security card.

Here are some of the reasons why you might need to change your name in Ohio:

  • You are getting married or divorced.
  • You are transgender or gender non-conforming.
  • You have been the victim of abuse or harassment.
  • You have a criminal record and you want to start a new life.

If you are considering changing your name in Ohio, contact Linn Legal for assistance. we can help you file the necessary paperwork and prepare for the hearing. Many clients feel a great deal of comfort and confidence when they know that an experienced lawyer is by their side “doing the talking” in a serious courtroom. We can also help you update your name on your important documents.

Contact Us For Help–You Don’t Have To Do It Alone!

To schedule a consultation, please call Linn Legal at (513) 426-9443 or use our Contact Form to discuss your options. We can let you know all of the costs upfront so that you can make a smart decision.

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