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My daughter has went by my husbands last name since she was 3, she is now in her 40s all her records are in my husbands last name, not the name on her birth cert. how do we fix this to make her life events legal? I have requested a change of name on her birth cert from the state she was born but have'nt heard back.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

She now lives in Nevada and we live in Idaho. she was born in utah. her biological father died when she was 2

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

Yes. I contacted the state of utah. She is sealed to my husband and myself in our church

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All her life events school, marriage license, her childrens births everything since she was 2 . her birth name is ***** ***** she has went by Williams for 39 years

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Olivia Kent
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Filing a name change application is a pretty straightforward process. You could go to your local civil court and request a name change application, which is a motion that you file with the court.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
In what state ??? Can I do it in Idah?

Then what happens is the court specifies a newspaper that the name change application would be published in. This is done so that the court can verify that the name change isn't to elude creditors or something like that... it's a common thing the court does.

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You would file the motion in whatever state you live in.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Can I as her mother do it in Idaho ? and then have her just sign?

You can certainly file the motion for her... but she has to appear in court for the name change motion hearing.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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