I am looking to get everything organized for changing my name after the wedding- and am getting confused on what exactly I need in order to do this. I found a nice checklist of all major places to change my name, but then I read that changing your name on accounts does not legally change your name and that you have to file petitions with the state and what not. After looking into that, it requires you to fill out petitions and schedule a hearing... and it got me wondering if that is indeed what I need to do, or if the actual petitioning the state is for something else-
Does anyone know exactly how to go about changing my name in Illinois??