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I would like to know if it is possible to change legal name in New York if the applicant had a misdemeanor 10 years ago, has just plead guilty to a felony C and will have 5 years of probation starting soon. If yes, what are the chances and if no, is it possible to change name after probation is over?
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Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Good evening,

It's not specifically prohibited by law that you cannot get a name change if you are currently on probation, but you would have to provide proof to the court of any conviction and the details. You would also have to attest in a petition for a name change that you are not doing so for an illegal reason (e.g. to get out of paying creditors or to avoid paying child support). At the very least, I would get the okay from your probation officer before filing the petition, but I could see a judge definitely having a problem with granting the name change while on probation (just my professional opinion, ultimately a judge has the final say).

I think your chances are much better once probation is over.

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