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I am sorry to hear about your difficult situation.
What was your felony conviction for?
Unfortunately, it is not only Colorado, but pretty much all the 50 state that make it very difficult for someone who was convicted of a felony to legally change the name.
Have you completed your sentence?
I am on probation until 2022
Unfortunately, I am afraid I have some bad news for you.
You would not be able to legally change your name in any US state, until your probation is completed.
After that is it possible?
Also, once the probation is completed, you would have to prove to the court that the legal name change is not for the purposes of concealing your felony conviction, which is extremely difficult and from my experience such name change requests by people who have felony convictions are very rarely granted.
So it is possible, but would be very difficult.
What about women who get married, do they get the same treatment?
They actually can use the married name by the operation of law.
It is not a court approved legal name change.
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