The names we go by are an interesting phenom, some of us go by the name our parents gave us for our entire life, whether we like it or not. Some of us go by a variation of our name, some names have specific short versions like Bill instead of William and then some people are known by a nickname that has little to nothing to do with their given name. For some people their name can actually cause a lot of grief or for example a parent with a child who has a different last name.
Utah Name Change Process
Having your name changed in Utah is a fairly simply process. One of the most common scenarios that we deal with in petitioning the court to change an individual’s name is with children. For example, changing your child’s last name because the parents have divorced and the new father has adopted the child or the child’s paternal father agrees to the change. In the case of changing a minor’s name the court will consider whether the name changes is in the minor’s best interest. Some of the things that are considered are the minor’s preference, the length of time the minor has gone by their old name, among others.
Ogden Family Law Attorney | Helping with Name Changes
If you are contemplating changing the name of your child then call us today. Our attorney’s can answer all your questions and help you understand the costs and benefits of changing your child’s name. We offer free consultations so there is nothing to lose. Instead of just wondering whether or not you should have your child’s name changed, get some information so you can make an informed decision.