With a bit of reading and planning, it may be simple enough to manage your own legal name change in Florida. Legal name change falls under the Florida Supreme Court, however by local rule approved by the Supreme Court, County family courts hear name change applications. A legal name change in Florida can be costly, typically costing around $500.
There are two parts to legal name change. First, petition the court and receive a certified copy of your name change order. Next, notify all the organizations where you hold ID, a record or account that needs to be updated
We are a name change notification service. Once you have successfully petitioned the court and have your name change order, we help you get your records updated. This includes SSA, driver’s license, vehicle title, voter registration, passport, insurance, bank, credit card, loyalty club and many more. No research, no guesswork.
The total cost to change names can be anywhere from $401 to over $600. It just depends on your situation. For example, a divorcee without a passport may pay only $425 as they do not need to pay for fingerprinting, background checks or a new passport. Here’s the full breakdown;
* All fees correct at the time of writing, but are subject to change without notice.
We can’t provide an answer to this question as your situation is unique. It is possible however to apply to the relevant court in your county for a legal name change without any assistance, but you should have a good understanding of legal processes. Many counties require you to download their application form or purchase a packet that contains the application forms and instructions on how to prepare and file. Courts have a self-help center where you can be guided though how to complete the process.
Your name should be updated immediately after receiving a court order granting the name change. If you hold a driver’s license or photo ID card you must inform the SSA and Florida DMV within 10 days of the change.
There are a number of forms to complete and file. Many companies also need you to send in a letter, fax, email or visit a branch. Get ready to send name change notification forms, paperwork and fully researched procedures for hundreds of organizations in under 20 minutes. Browse our detailed database and select where to change names, then just sign and send. Our notification kits start from $19.95, so it will be the most affordable part of your name change.
If you legally change names and have children, their name will be unaffected. If you want to change your child’s name at the same time as your own you can lodge a petition to change a child’s name at the same time and the cases may be heard together. Parents or legal guardians can lodge a child’s name change at any time. Easy Name Change is a notification service, so we don’t prepare legal name change paperwork or request court orders. As children have fewer organizations to notify of their new name our kits are not suitable for children. Contact the court for more information about changing your child's name.
Easy Name Change is a notification service. If you’re legally changing names we recommend getting a court order name change approved first, then just add it to our notifications and send. If you don’t yet have a legal name change order and have further questions, please use the resources below for further information. As we are not qualified legal professionals, we are unable to provide any further advice beyond what appears on this page.