Whether recently married or divorced, a woman will often choose to change her name. People, women and men, also change their name for other reasons such as to fit in with familial, religious or cultural norms. If done incorrectly, outside of the proper legal channels, a name change can cause time-consuming and costly difficulties.
At the law firm of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., our goal is to provide our clients with the information and experienced legal counsel they need to make important decisions for their family and future. We serve clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
If you have questions about the name-changing process, call us at 215-752-6200 toll-free or send our Bucks County name change lawyers an email.
EXPERIENCED CHANGE OF NAME LAWYERS
Generally speaking, a court hearing will be held after filing the proper legal forms and supporting documentation and other evidence. Representation of a skilled attorney will ensure that the process goes smoothly and does not cause issues, legal or otherwise, in the future.
A name change done outside of the legal process is illegal under Pennsylvania law. If not done properly, it can also cause unnecessary complications and confusion with your employer, banking and educational institutions, creditors, and state and federal government agencies such as the IRS or U.S. State Department.
For this reason, it is important that you work with an experienced family law attorney with in-depth understanding of the Pennsylvania family law statutes and processes relevant to a name change, as well as strong attention to detail.