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  • Name Change

    In New York State, you have the right to adopt any name you wish by using that name for everything in your life. You can ask the court to legally change the name you were given at birth, adoption or marriage. Learn how to change the name of an adult or a child. Find instructions and court forms. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Unified Court System
  • Online Name Change Program for Adults in New York City

    Click here for the Court's free and easy interactive computer program to complete an adult name change petition. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Unified Court System
  • Online Name Change Program (Outside NYC)

    The adult name change form is used to ask the NY State Supreme Court to change your name. This program will help you create the petition. You can use this program if: You are 18 years old or older and You are not in prison, on probation or on parole Content Detail

  • How to Legally Change Your Name in New York City

    Detailed instructions for completing a legal name change in New York City, including copies of some court papers you'll need to submit, how to change your name with the DMV and Social Security Administration, and how to change the gender marker on your NY drivers's license. This guide contains specific information for transgendered people. Content Detail

    By:
    Sylvia Rivera Law Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Change an Adult's Name in New York

    This article explains the steps you need to take to change your name, including links to court forms and a fill-in-the-blank form for the required newspaper publication. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
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    Spanish / Español

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