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Can you tell me how you went about petitioning the court for changing your name? I am in Maryland and Im sure it is a little different but I wanted to know where I should start.
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  • thiswillbethiswillbe member
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    edited December 2011
    We're actually in MD and did our name change in PG county (the DC location tag was just for our wedding, and I haven't updated it yet). I was actually pleasantly surprised how simple it was to do-- we almost paid a lawyer $2k to do it for us, but it was definitely worth the little bit of work to save that money and do it ourselves.I'll find the information and post again.
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  • mattmikemattmike member
    edited December 2011
    The easiest way is to go to the webpage of your county courts and search for "legally change name" and you should get documentation on it. It is typically a lengthy process and is probably easier to pay a lawyer a few thousand  to do it for you.
  • edited December 2011
    Im a DIY girl who is broke from wedding expenses. I would rather not get a lawyer.
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  • edited December 2011
    Thiswillbe, We got the forms for AA county and there is a section where we need to put why the name is being changed. Did you all say anything about you being married or to show a commitment to each other or did you use another reason? I am just concerned that b/c same sex marriage is not legal here the judge will not approve the name change. thanksFitz
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  • 2dBride2dBride member
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    edited December 2011
    Domestic partnership, at least, is now recognized in Maryland.  And the only "bad" reason for a name change is if you are trying to escape creditors, so saying you're doing it to reflect your commitment to each other should be fine.
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks I am going to do it!
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