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Hi Terry,

My name is ***** ***** I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
The cost of a legal name change varies by county, but it typically costs only the filing fee, plus whatever you spend to get new copies of all of your documents in the new name. Call the clerk of your local courthouse tomorrow to see what they charge, but if you can't afford it, they should have forms you can use to request a waiver.
The process of changing your name is ***** ***** You're required to post notice of the change in the local newspaper for four weeks before your hearing. You can schedule the hearing before the notice has finished, as long as it's run for four weeks before you go to court. The total process should only take a couple of months.
Here are all of the forms and instructions to request the change.
http://ujs.sd.gov/Forms/namechange.aspx
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