What is an Affidavit of Name Change?
When to use an Affidavit of Name Change:
- You have changed your name in the past and now a party you are dealing with wants assurances that the name change is proper and there is no chance of impropriety.
Current Name of Applicant:
Approximate Date Current Name Was Assumed:
Former Name of Applicant:
Applicant's Date of Birth :
Number of Years You Have Known the Applicant:
|By Current Name||By Former Name|
Your Relationship to the Applicant:
The variance in the applicant's name shown on his/her birth records and the name currently used:
Current name is used exclusively and for all purposes.
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I solemnly swear (or affirm) that the information given above by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, that the applicant named above has been known by both his or her present and former names as stated and is one and the same person; that the applicant is known by his or her present name to friends and relatives, and in the community in which he or she is residing.
Affidavit of Name Change FAQs
Where can I prepare an Affidavit of Name Change Form for free?
It's quick and easy to get what you need using a free Affidavit of Name Change template from Rocket Lawyer:
- Make your Affidavit - Answer a few questions and we will do the rest
- Send or share it - Go over the document with an attorney, if desired
- Sign it - Sign your Affidavit and make it legal
Each Affidavit of Name Change Form from Rocket Lawyer can be fully personalized for your unique scenario. When you're ready to start the process, you can tap or click the button that says "Make document". Your Affidavit will be assembled piece by piece so you can feel confident that it has all of the appropriate information within.
Should I hire an attorney for my Affidavit of Name Change?
Making an Affidavit of Name Change is typically simple to do; however, you could still have legal questions. Getting a second opinion on the document could take longer than you'd expect if you attempt to do it alone. An alternate approach would be to request help from Rocket Lawyer attorney services. Premium members are able to ask for a document review from an attorney with relevant experience or get answers to other legal questions. As always, you can Live Confidently® knowing that Rocket Lawyer is by your side.
How much does it traditionally cost to make an Affidavit of Name Change?
The fees associated with finding and working with a legal provider to make an Affidavit of Name Change could total anywhere from $200 to $1,000, depending on where you are located and how complex it is. Different from other Affidavit template websites that you may find, Rocket Lawyer provides Premium membership holders up to 40% in savings when hiring a lawyer, so an attorney can represent you if you ever require assistance.
Is anything else required after writing an Affidavit of Name Change?
After creating an Affidavit on Rocket Lawyer, you'll be able to get to it wherever and whenever you choose. With a Premium membership, you will be able to make edits, download it, print it, and/or sign it. Each Affidavit of Name Change Form also comes with a series of next steps to take to finalize the document.
Does an Affidavit of Name Change Form need to be notarized or witnessed?
Yes, an Affidavit of Name Change Form needs to be acknowledged by a notary public. Witnesses are not required by law.