Name Changes

Legal Name Changes in Texas

Under Texas law, name changes are allowed as part of an annulment or divorce proceeding. However, if the change is to occur as part of the divorce/annulment proceeding, the name change must be to a previously used name. (Otherwise the petitioner must file a separate lawsuit and provide evidence that the purpose of the name change is not to defraud creditors, avoid criminal charges, etc.)

Harris county name change lawyer

A name change to something completely new cannot be adopted into your divorce decree. To obtain a name change outside of a divorce, a separate suit must be initiated with evidence that the purpose of the name change is not to defraud creditors, avoid criminal prosecution, etc.

You may need to complete paperwork and screening such as a petition for an adult name change, and having fingerprints taken from a local police department.

Details of a Harris County name change can become very complex depending on your situation. Texas name change lawyers could save hours of time and frustration during the process.

Texas Name Change Attorney

Do you wish to change your name back to what it was before you were married? The attorneys at Moffett Law Firm can request a name change as part of your Texas divorce or help you complete the name changing steps after an earlier divorce action. Call us at 713-333-5800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.