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can my son drop junior ,jr, from his legal name ?????????

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can my son drop junior ,jr, from his legal name ????????? i am not a sr---- thanx
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
Hello! Thank you for bringing your question to JustAnswer! I'm T-USA and I'll be happy to provide some valuable information!

Please respond to the following so that I will better be able to respond to your question:
1. Is your son a child or an adult?
2. Do you have the same name that your son has?

Thanks!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he is an adult -- same name as mine---- my name does not have a sr designation
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
Hello! Thank you for bringing your question to JustAnswer! I'm T-USA and I'll be happy to provide some valuable information!

Junior or Jr. simply means that an individual was born to a person who has the same name. Senior or Sr. almost never appears in someone's name, because there is no way of knowing that there will be a Junior later. In other words, the title of senior is generally applied informally to denote that the parent is the more "senior" person with the same name, while junior is often applied formally or informally to denote that the child the the "junior" person with the same name as his father. In other words, it's used to tell two people, who otherwise have the exact name, apart.

In any case, if "Junior" or "Jr." is part of your son's legal name, he can file a petition for a name change at the Clerk of Court's Office and, as long as the court doesn't find that he's doing it to defraud someone, the court should generally grant it. There is no legal requirement that Jr. be placed at the end of someone's name.

Alternatively, an individual may generally omit a suffix like Jr., III, IV, etc. without penalty and no legal name change is usually necessary to do that, though some of the most formal documents may still require the full name.

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