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Filing for a Legal Name Change in New York
Legal Document Preparation Services
We the People can assist you with preparing the paperwork for a Legal Name Change here in New York. We can prepare the paperwork for both Adult and Minor Name Changes. Name change documents are filed in New York State Supreme Court. In addition, New York State law requires the publication of legal name change information in the legal notices section of your local newspaper.
Our fee to prepare all the name change documents is $299.00. There will be separate court filing fees of $210.00, and depending upon the newspaper, publication fees can run approximately $35-50.
Adult Name Change:
To get started, you will need to bring in your original birth certificate or a certified copy of your birth certificate. We will then have you fill out one of our simple workbooks to give us all the information we need to begin preparing your name change documents.
The $210 filing fee is not due until the time your documents are prepared and you are ready to sign and file them. Filing fees are paid by money order ONLY made payable to the county clerk in the county in which your documents are to be filed. County clerk's offices in New York State do NOT accept credit or debit cards.
Minor Name Change:
To get started, you will need to bring in the original or a certified copy of the minor's birth certificate. We will then have you fill out one of our simple workbooks with the minor's information. In order for We the People to assist in the preparation of documents for a minor's name change, you must be able to state that both parents of the child will consent to the change.
Call us today at (518)435-9110 if you would like to get started with your Legal Name Change paperwork. Or, contact us by email.