Name Change Legal Document Preparation
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Legal Name Change

Adult

Change of name for someone over the age of 18 (not as the result of a divorce or separation.)

Child

Change of name for someone under the age of 18.

Ex Parte to Restore Name

Restoring a previous or maiden name as the result of a divorce or separation.

Legal Name Change Fees

  • Adult Name Change – $499

  • Child Name Change – $599

  • Ex Parte to Restore Name – $120

  • Court File fee – $435 (additional $20 for emergency/expedited matters)

  • Publication fee – varies by publication, typically between ~$200-400

  • Certified copy from court – $25

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Legal Name Change Process Overview

  1. Complete questionnaire—email, over the phone or in-person.
  2. Contract and PINK Legal service fee due.
  3. Documents prepared.
  4. Documents reviewed, signed and filed with the Court—Court file fee due.
  5. Hearing scheduled (not applicable to Ex Parte to Restore Name.)
  6. Documents submitted for publication, client must pay fee directly to publication (not applicable to Ex Parte to Restore Name.)
  7. Client must attend hearing (not applicable to Ex Parte to Restore Name.)
  8. Judge signs Order.
  9. Client must obtain certified copy of signed Order from court and follow up with Department of Health Services and Social Security Administration.

Let’s Chat! We have three locations in Southern California. Contact us via email, call, or drop by.

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

M, T, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm
(Notary services available Monday & Thursday only)

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

M, T, W, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

 

Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley

Virtual & In-Person
(805) 286-8086

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Our Locations

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Los Angeles / California

Virtual & In-Person
(888) 505-PINK (7465)

PINK Legal

PINK Legal are Legal Document Assistants. We are not attorneys or paralegals.

Think of us as right in the middle between Do-It-Yourself and hiring an attorney.

Our job is to help you help yourself.


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