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Making a Texas Name Change Petition and Order
This Petition is used to get a court order for an adult legal name change in Texas. A court order is often unnecessary if you just got married or divorced.
Use the Texas Name Change Petition and Order document if:
Find more information about name changes:
When a name change is part of a marriage or divorce, the request is processed as part of the marriage license or Final Decree of Divorce.
Changing your name in Texas outside of a marriage or a divorce is a different process. To change your legal name, you must file a Texas Name Change Petition and Order with the court. If your petition meets all requirements and you are not changing your name to avoid legal trouble, the court will sign an order granting you a new name.
See legal references for a Name Change Petition Order in Texas: Texas Family Code - FAM § 45.102
Last reviewed or updated 04/25/2022