Getting Name Changed in Waco Texas

The name change attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam help people in Waco change their names legally. To review your name change matter with an experienced Waco family law attorney, contact one of our family law attorneys at 254-753-6437. Changing your name is a process that requires petitioning to the Waco family court. You should get the advice of a Waco family lawyer if you want to change your name legally. 

To change your name in Waco, Texas, your court filing must include:

  • Your current name and requested name
  • The reason for the change
  • Date of birth
  • Information about race and sex
  • Any prior convictions
  • A fingerprint card
  • Driver’s license

When your name change is granted, you will need to change your name with the Social Security Administration and your driver’s license. Our name change lawyers in Waco help people legally change their names or their children’s names. 

Why do people change their names in Waco? 

There are several main reasons people choose to change their names. Some of these reasons include: 

  • A woman choosing to take on the man’s last name after they are married.
  • Religious purpose or reason
  • Changing a name after a divorce
  • A man choosing to take on the woman’s name after they are married
  • A child changing their surname between parents
  • Not liking the current name
  • Transgender changes

Making legal name change for children after divorce 

In some situations, making a legal change to your name or your child’s name can be complicated. For example, if you want to change your children’s names after a divorce and your ex-spouse disagrees, you will need to show that the name change is in the best interest of the child. We can listen to your situation and help you navigate the legal process.

Name Change in Waco Texas

Chapter 45 of the Texas Family Code governs the law of name change in this state. The attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam routinely represent people in name changes. To discuss your name change matter with an attorney, contact one of our family law lawyers at 254-753-6437.

Hire a Waco Attorney for a Name Change

Brittany Cleere

Brittany is a member of the McLennan County Bar Association, and McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

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Eleeza Johnson Attorney at Law Dunnam & Dunam

Eleeza Johnson

Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.

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Gerald R. Villarrial

Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.

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Grace Strange

Grace Strange

Grace Strange is a US Army veteran who puts her determination and passion to work for clients.

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Jim Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Jim Dunnam

Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.

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Mason Dunnam

Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925

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Merrilee Harmon Waco Lawyer at Dunnam & Dunnam

Merrilee L. Harmon

Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.

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Vance Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Vance Dunnam

Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.

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If you need a name change in Waco, call us at 254-753-6437. Since 1925, our family has been serving Central Texans in their family law matters. Let us help you too.