New Jersey Name Change Lawyer
The New Jersey name change lawyers at the Law Office of Katherine O’Brien understand that people might want to change their names for a variety of reasons, whether due to aesthetics, assimilation, or for some other reason. If you reside in New Jersey and you wish to change your name as shown on your birth certificate and/or your state and federal identification cards, such as your driver’s license or social security card, you will need the approval of a New Jersey Superior Court. If the court grants your name change, you would then use the court order to update your name on all of your official identification documents including your driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, and/or passport.
Generally speaking, a court will want to make sure that the individual changing their name is not attempting to do so for a fraudulent purpose, such as to avoid a criminal prosecution or creditors. Beyond this, however, courts are not overly concerned with the specific reason an individual wishes to change their name. Name changes in New Jersey are openly granted and a court will not deny a name change, unless it becomes apparent that the purpose for the name change is criminal or fraudulent.
If you have questions about your name change, contact an experienced New Jersey name change lawyer today. The Law Office of Katherine O’Brien handles name change applications throughout the State of New Jersey, including in Gloucester County, Atlantic County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Ocean County, and Salem County. Contact us or call us today at 856-832-2482 for your free consultation.