You can apply for child name change anytime in the life of your child. There are no strict rules or laws that govern whether you can apply for a new child name change. It can be applied for at any point of time. There is no age limit for applying for a name change, either. You and your spouse can apply for a child’s new name at any point in life.
If you want to apply for child name change and you have not married, then there is no longer a legal obstacle between you. This means that even if you are divorced, you can apply for a new name and have it legally changed. There is also no legal requirement for a married couple to apply for a child’s name change. Also, if you have more than one child you can apply for child name change for all the children under the age of 18.
If you are single and do not have children then you can apply for child name change with only one parent. You will have to supply only one form to do this. However, if you have any other living parents then you will have to apply for child name changes with each of them separately. This will mean that you will have to supply different forms to the different parents.
When you apply for child name change, you will have to give certain information about yourself and your spouse. This includes your date of birth, your social security number, and passport if required. If you have moved since the last time you applied for a name change then you will have to provide new addresses, contact numbers and so on. If you have been married before then you will have to provide details of the civil status of each of you.
When you apply for child name change, you will have to provide the same details about any other previous spelling variations of your first name and your last name. You will also be asked to list the names of your spouse. You may also have to include details of any children you have and their locations. If there are more than one child named the same person then you will have to indicate each as well.
When you apply for child name change it is important to know whether your application should be approved or rejected. If your application is approved then you will get a temporary restraining order known as a TRO. A TRO will last for one year. If you fail to comply with certain conditions such as ordering identity verification then you will be found in breach of your order and the court will apply penalties for contempt of court. You will then have to apply for a change of name at the county clerk’s office. The county clerk’s office can give you a new temporary address.
If you want to apply for child name change on court order then you will have to go through a different process. In this case you will need to apply for an order that allows for a change of name. There will be a fee for this. However if it is not possible for you to apply for a TRO then you will have to apply for a court order.
The whole procedure of applying for child name change should not take more than four weeks. You can apply for a TRO either online or by post. If you apply for it online then you should arrange for it to be processed using an online application form. The forms are available from the county clerk’s office.