Waco Family Law
Family Code Chapter 45 deals with Change of Name petitions. In addition to changing your name as part of a divorce/annulment/suit to declare marriage void, you can petition the court to change your name and that of a minor child. Certain people, except convicted felons and those who are registered sex offenders, are entitled to change their name within the discretion of the court.
A name change, of course, does not work to cancel debts or other problems incurred under the previous name.
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Gary Cunha, P.C., Attorney and Counselor at Law
100 N. 6th #604, Waco, TX 76701
254-752-4279 fax 888-748-5297