Changing a Child’s Name in Texas
Experienced Legal Assistance from Our Spring Family Law Attorney
There are many circumstances that warrant changing a child’s legal
name. If both parents agree on the name change, the process is often cost-effective
and quick. By contrast, if both parents cannot agree on the name change,
the issue may need to be resolved through a court hearing.
If you are interested in changing your child’s legal name, whether
or not your spouse agrees, our
Spring family law attorney at the
Law Office of Bryan Fagan can help. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the Texas legal system
and can help you navigate the potential complexities of the name change process.
The Process of Changing a Child’s Name
The child’s parent or legal guardian may file a name-change petition
in the county where the child lives. On the petition, the parent must
also write down the reason for the change of name, the requested full
names, and if there was a previous court order involving the child.
If the child is 10 years of age or older, the petition must include the
child’s written consent. In general, the court will grant the name
change if the child provides a written consent—even if one parent objects.
The court will change a child’s name if it decides it is in the best
interest of the child. If the parents do not agree on the name change,
you need to obtain legal representation from a skilled attorney.
Let Us Guide You Through the Legal Process
We understand that change a child’s name can be a complicated issue,
especially when it’s being contested. Our Spring family lawyer can
protect you and your child’s rights from start to finish and ensure
that you obtain a favorable outcome.
Contact us for more information about our legal services today.