Adoption & Name Change Attorney in Greenville, Raleigh & Beaufort, NC
It is our goal to help our clients complete their families. We take pride in helping our clients to have the families they desire. We handle step-parent, grand-parent, agency, and independent adoptions. To find out all of the requirements and steps involved in an adoption call the office to schedule an appointment today.
North Carolina law allows a spouse, in conjunction with a divorce, to take a name other than the current spouse’s last name. A name change is requested when the complaint is filed or the answer.
In the case of changing a name outside of marital separation the following individuals may seek a change of name:
- An Adult
- An adult on behalf of a minor child
Each adult seeking a name change must submit his or her fingerprints for a state and national criminal history records check 10 days prior to filing, and most have a certified birth certificate. Once a petition for change of name is filed, the request will often be granted unless a Court finds a statutory reason not to grant the name change. To find out all of the requirements and steps involved in a name change call the office to schedule an appointment today.