NEVADA LEGAL NAME CHANGE


 

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Requirements for a Nevada Legal Name Change for Adult

        • Nevada law requires that you file your legal name change in the Nevada county where you reside. We can file name changes in both Clark County and Washoe County.
        • You must have lived in Nevada for a minimum of six weeks before the Petition for Name Change is filed.
        • Your desire for a legal name change cannot be with the intent to defraud creditors or to infringe upon the rights of another. The legal name change documents will specifically state that you have no such intention.
        • You must be an adult as per Nevada statutes, meaning over the age of 18. The statutes define having reached the age of majority in this way:
          NRS 129.010-Age of majority.  All persons of the age of 18 years who are under no legal disability, and all persons who have been declared emancipated pursuant to NRS 129.080 to 129.140, inclusive, are capable of entering into any contract, and are, to all intents and purposes, held and considered to be of lawful age.


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Requirements for a Nevada Legal Name Change for a Minor Child (under age 18)

  • A minor child cannot file his or her own name change. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor child, you may petition the court for a legal name for the minor. Except for a few additional requirements, the process is very similar to filing a name change for an adult.
  • You must not be filing the name change petition on behalf of the child to avoid creditors nor to defraud someone, or to infringe upon the rights of another.
  • Any adult with legal rights over the child must provide written consent in the form of an affidavit. This means that if Mother is requesting the name change on behalf of the child, Father must also provide an affidavit stating his position on the matter.
  • The child must be under the age of 18 at the time of the filing. Nevada statutes define a minor as follows: NRS 129.010-Age of majority.All persons of the age of 18 years who are under no legal disability, and all persons who have been declared emancipated pursuant to NRS 129.080 to 129.140, inclusive, are capable of entering into any contract, and are, to all intents and purposes, held and considered to be of lawful age.
  • The main difference between filing a legal name change for an adult and a minor is that, for a minor, a Petition for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem must be filed. Essentially, this petition asks the judge’s permission for the guardian to proceed, on behalf of the minor child, with a Petition for Name Change. If accepted, the judge will sign and file an Order for Guardian Ad Litem and you can proceed with the name change for the minor.

From then on, procedure goes according to the Steps detailed below on this page.

Step by Step – File a Legal Name Change in Nevada:

Step 1:
Complete this simple form to get your legal name change started:

Or you can call us right now at 702-420-7052 to make an appointment to come give us your information in person at our office, or to get started over the phone instead.

Step 2:
We will review your form with the attorney (if you submitted it online) and call you if additional information is needed. Otherwise, expect the complete ready-to-sign documents in your Inbox within 24 hours or less for your review.

Step 3:
After you have reviewed the documents and any needed changes have been made, you make an appointment to come sign the legal name change documents in front of our notary.

The following 4 Steps are completed by our office and not by you!

Step 4:
Once we have obtained your needed signatures, the attorney signs your documents and we file your Petition for Change of Name with the court.

Step 5:
As per court requirement, we then obtain the permission of your judge to publish a notice in the newspaper. This notice essentially alerts the public of the fact that you have filed a Petition for Change of Name. Publication must take place for a period of three consecutive weeks, once per week.

Step 6:
On Day 12 after the last date of publication (provided no one has filed an objection with the court), we file a proof of publication with the court.

Step 7:
Provided there is no objection to your name change filed with the court, the Request for Summary Disposition (asking the court to grant the name change without a hearing) and an Order for Name Change are submitted to your judge to sign.

Once the Order for Name Change has been signed by the judge and filed by the court clerk, your name change is official and you are free to start using the new name and to change all your identification.

The following Step is completed by you after you name change has been granted by the court.

Step 8:
The court will alert the social security office of your name change, and the Social Security Office will send you a new social security card, but you are responsible for changing all of your other identification. You do so by submitting the filed/stamped copy of the Order for Name Change. With some entities, you might need certified copy of the order to change your  name.

Residency Requirement for Legal Name Change in Nevada:

You must have lived in Clark County, Nevada, for a minimum of six weeks before your Petition for Change of Name is filed.  Your name change documents will also state that, at the time you signed the documents and the name change was filed, you had the intent to remain in Nevada.

*Court filing fees and court costs for legal name change for an adult: $301.00
*Court filing fees and court costs for a legal name change for a minor child: $308.00
*Publication is separate and is $100.

 
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