Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I know this guy who was adopted. He was never really legally…

Customer Question
I know this guy...

I know this guy who was adopted. He was never really legally adopted and lived 19 years thinking his fake last name was his real last name. his mom had gotten a fake birth certificate and scratched off his real last name from his ss card and found a way to make it look like his last name was hers. Now he cant get his taxes check cashed and is worried about getting his name "changed" back to his real one, but without a ss with his real name he cant change anything.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, thats all i can think of

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He does have his original birth certificate now though
Answered in 8 minutes by:
9/28/2017
Family Lawyer: KLAW, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
KLAW
KLAW, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,211
Experience: I have over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate law, finance, consumer credit, landlord tenant, and business law.
Verified

G​ood morning. Would he like to keep the name he has been using?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: KLAW, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. No attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site, the answers are for general information. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

It's a fairly simple probate proceeding. In order to change his name legally, he would need to file a name change petition in Probate Court in the county in which he resides.

The steps are as follows:

First, he must fill out the petition. I have attached a copy of the petition and all the forms here in a link.

http://probate.franklincountyohio.gov/public/documents/PDF/60E5E0F4-DBCF-D509-FC710927CB6EB017.pdf

He must enter his current name, the name he wants now, and the reason you're changing his name. Sign and date the petition, and enter an address and telephone number in the spaces provided.

Next he must file the application in the court. Keep one copy. The clerk will give him a hearing date.

The next step is to contact a newspaper of general circulation in the Ohio county he’s filling the application. Schedule a legal notice of the name change to run in the paper one time at least 30 days before the hearing. Newspapers typically have a form for legal notices. Use the petition copy as a guide when filling out the form. The notice must include the court location, hearing date and time, and the case number, as well as the purpose of the application, current name and the name he’s seeking. The newspaper will charge a fee for running the notice, but the amount depends on the newspaper's rates. Ask the newspaper for proof of publication.

He must then attend a hearing with the judge and bring the original proof of publication with him.

After he receives the judges signed name change order, he can contact the Ohio BMV and change his license, and the Social Security and any other official agency who requires his legal name change on documents.

I hope this helps.

It was a pleasure assisting you today, and I would appreciate if you would rate my service, so I will receive credit and payment for my work. After you rate the question you can ask follow up questions, and you will not be charged any additional money for the follow-up questions.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: KLAW, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Also, he needs to bring the birth certificate with him to court to show the judge.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask KLAW Your Own Question
KLAW
KLAW
KLAW, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,211
2,211 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate law, finance, consumer credit, landlord tenant, and business law.

KLAW is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Is there family law. In california. Is there a family lawyer
hi JA: Hello. How can I help? Customer: is there family law JA: What state is this in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: in california JA: What steps have been taken so far? Customer… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,787 satisfied customers
Having a biological son and he has name change and after 30
having a biological son and he has name change and after 30 years can he demand by law anything from me .... … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,779 satisfied customers
Will a named change affect social security payments or
Will a named change affect social security payments or 401K's in retirement? A son was born with my maiden name, took my married last name and turned his first and middle name around for about 45 year… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Family law question. With no court order and one parent is
Hi family law question. With no court order and one parent is working on a given day. Is the defualt caretaker the other parent if available … read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
1,085 satisfied customers
I have a question about state laws on name changes upon
I have a question about state laws on name changes upon marriage. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
Family lawyer? Florida. Are you in family law. Family law?
Family lawyer? JA: What state is this in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: Florida JA: What steps have been taken so far? Customer: Are you in family law JA: Anything else you want … read more
Sean K
Sean K
Attorney/Member
JD
650 satisfied customers
Is there a family law attorney that can advise on Ventura
Is there a family law attorney that can advise on Ventura county filed dissolution process … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
When a family law judge decides who is responsible for
When a family law judge decides who is responsible for paying the attorneys fees, what is it based upon? I am currently unemployed and waiting for permanent disability status. My ex is claiming she on… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
3,274 satisfied customers
Family law California Is there any law or sanctions or any
Family law CaliforniaIs there any law or sanctions or any action that I can take towards my own attorney as he has dropped the ball on every motion I ask to file. He's failed at every court hearing an… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
I have a family law case. California. I sent a response and
I sent a response and the petitioner's lawyer just sent judgement documents. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
My question is for family law in Nevada with adoption of
My question is for family law in Nevada with adoption of baby within family that DCSF currently is involved and they are not being bias. They claim that foster care must be done before adoption but We… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
This is a family law question. Texas. My daughter is in
My daughter is in mediation and signing an agreement to pay the mediator in 35-45 days. She does not have a job and her husband that has a domestic violence charge pending was the breadwinner and I think she is being pressured because she can not afford an attorney but he has a criminal one and a divorce one Lonestar legal aid has helped her a little bit … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,898 satisfied customers
This is a Family Law issue in California. Parents of two
Hi. This is a Family Law issue in California. Parents of two children are getting divorced. Father is permanently disabled (work injury). Father receives, on behalf of each child, $602 ($1204 per mont… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
What are the family law rights in the state of N.C for
What are the family law rights in the state of N.C for grandparents or Aunts? … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
What does it normally cost to do a name change after a
what does it normally cost to do a name change after a divorce when it wasn't in the divorce decree. live in texas… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
58,800 satisfied customers
This is a question regarding family law in the State of
This is a question regarding family law in the State of Florida. Specifically Child Support. My wife and I represented ourselves in our divorce case for which the trial has already taken place Novembe… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,653 satisfied customers
Want to know to procedure for name change. The person is
Want to know to procedure for name change. The person is living in Nassau County, New York… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
Family Law Questions regarding divorce/name change/adoption,
Family Law Questions regarding divorce/name change/adoption … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x