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A GUIDE FOR TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO AMEND THEIR IDENTITY DOCUMENTS TO CONFORM TO THEIR NEW LEGAL NAME AND GENDER DESIGNATION

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PUBLISHED BY

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS & EQUALITY FLORIDA’S LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT 3708 W. SWANN AVENUE TAMPA, FL 33609-4522 813/873-2357 http://www.nclrights.org http://www.eqfl.org

This publication is produced by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Florida’s Legal Advocacy Project. It contains information to guide transgender individuals in Florida through the process of changing one’s name and obtaining a new birth certificate, driver’s license and other name identity documents. This process does not require the use of an attorney, although one may be helpful. This publication does not constitute legal advice and the information contained in this publication may not completely fill your individual needs. Only an attorney can give you legal advice after discussing your particular situation with you.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national feminist law firm committed to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families, as well as the related rights of gay men, bisexual and transgender individuals, through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.

Equality Florida is a statewide social justice organization committed to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, class and gender.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

We would like to thank Florida Public Service Fellow Lisa Balfour, whose hard work and dedication made this publication a reality. We also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to The Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights in Philadelphia, PA for creating the first Name Change Kit, from which we have so liberally borrowed in creating Florida’s Name Change Kit. The Center’s amazing work on behalf of Pennsylvania’s LGBT community is a true inspiration. NCLR staff attorney Karen Doering also contributed to this publication. We thank the following for reviewing this publication: Ken Jones and Betty Shannon of Florida’s Department of Vital Statistics; NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter; NCLR staff attorney Courtney Joslin; Janice Josephine Carney, Executive Director of the Florida Gender Equality Project (FORGE); Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida; Chris Daley, Transgender Law Center; Lisa Mottet, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project; and Paisley Currah, Transgender Law & Policy Institute. Many thanks also to Connie Lowe for her formatting and indexing assistance.

 

Table of Contents

 

Preface ………………………………………………………………………………………….i

 

Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………………………..i

 

Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………………..ii

 

Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………….1

Why get a legal name change?....................................................................... 1

Do I need an attorney?...................................................................................... 1

What if I am a minor?.......................................................................................... 1

How much will it cost?..........................................................................................1

How long will it take?............................................................................................1

 

What is the process? . 2

Filing your case and setting your hearing date………………………………….2

The petition……………………………………………………………………………...2

Civil Cover Sheet……………………………………………………………….………2

Assistance from nonlawyer…………………………………………………….……..3

Filing fee………………………………………………………………………………….3

Set hearing date……………………………………………………………………….3

Final judgment……………………………………………………...…………………..3

Certified copies of final order………………………………………………….…….4

Paperwork………………………………………………………………………….……4

 

Changing other identity documentation to reflect changes………….……………..4 Florida Driver’s License or Identification card……………………………………4

To amend name/where to apply…………………………………………..4

To amend gender marker……………………………………………………4

Amendment fees………………………………………………………………5

Social Security Card…………………………………………………………………...5

To amend name……………………………………………………………….5

To amend gender marker……………………………………………………5

Amendment fees………………………………………………………………5

Where to apply…………………………………………………………………6

Birth certificate…………………………………………………………………………6

To amend name……………………………………………………………….6

To amend gender marker……………………………………………………6

Amendment fees………………………………………………………………7

Where to apply…………………………………………………………………7

What amended birth certificate will look like…………………………….7

 

 

Passport……………………………………………………………….………………….8

To amend name………………………………………………………………..8

To amend gender marker…………………………………………………….8

Amendment fees……………………………………………………………….8

Where to apply………………………………………………………………….8

Selective Service………………………………………………………………………..8

If designated female at birth………………………………………………...8

If designated male at birth…………………………………………………...9

 

Appendices

A List of County Clerk of Court offices in Florida

B Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

C Civil Cover Sheet

D Disclosure from NonLawyer form

E Final Judgment of Name Change (Adult)

F Sample Physician’s Affidavit re. changing gender marker on identity

documents such as driver’s license, passport, etc.

G Social Security Form SS-5

H Passport form DS-19 and instruction sheet

I Selective Service System ‘Request for Information Letter’ form

J Minor Name Change Forms

INTRODUCTION

Why get a legal name change?

It may be necessary for a transgender person to get a court ordered name change for a number of reasons. Presenting official identification such as a birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card or school identification card with a name and picture inconsistent with a person’s current gender identity may create difficult situations on a regular basis. Essentially, presenting this identification immediately “outs” an individual as transgender, which could result in harassment, embarrassment, and even violence. It may also create problems when traveling, applying for jobs or registering for classes at school. A court ordered name change can help alleviate some of these problems.

Do I need an attorney?

An attorney is not necessary to obtain a legal name change. This is a process you can do yourself. However, every situation is different, so if you have questions or concerns about these forms or your legal rights, we strongly recommend that you talk to an attorney. If you would like a referral to an attorney in your area who can assist you in this process, please call NCLR and Equality Florida’s Legal Advocacy Project toll-free at (866) 873-2357 .

What if I am a minor?

If you are under the age of eighteen, you must complete a different set of forms specifically created for minors who wish to change their name. These forms are included in Appendix J. If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission in order to petition for a legal name change.

How much will it cost?

The cost of a legal name change will vary from county to county. As of December, 2002, the filing fee in Hillsborough County was $205.00. You must file a name change petition in the county in which you live. Call the Clerk of the Court for your county to find out the exact cost and what forms of payment are accepted. A phone and address list for the Clerk of the Court in each Florida county is included in Appendix A. There may be additional fees to change your identity documents such as your birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.

How long will it take?

This will vary from county to county. Generally, it takes two to three months for the entire process, depending on how busy the judge’s schedule is.

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

Filing your case and setting your hearing date

In some states, a person can change their name through what is known as “common usage” - by simply using the new name for a specified period of time. However, Florida is NOT a state that recognizes common usage name changes.

In order to legally change your name in Florida, you must file a case with the Circuit Court for the county in which you live. Contact the Clerk of Court for your county (Clerk of Court phone and address list included in Appendix A) to find out where you need to file your name change case. In most counties, you will file your case at the Clerk of Court’s office, which is usually located in the county courthouse or a branch of the county courthouse.

The petition

A case begins by filing a petition with the court. A petition is a written request to the court to take some type of legal action (such as legally changing your name). The person who originally asks the court to take legal action is called the petitioner; you are the petitioner in your name change case.

To begin the process, print out the sample name change petition included in Appendix B. You must complete the petition, filling in all of the blank spaces typing or writing in black ink.

At the top of the petition (in the heading), the form requires you to list the name of the petitioner. You should list your current legal name, not the new name you wish the court to accept, because at this stage your name change has not yet been granted. In the heading you must also list the judicial circuit, division and case number. The Clerk of Court’s office can tell you which judicial circuit and division your case will be filed in. Your case number will be assigned when you file your case.

When you have completely filled out the petition (with everything except the case number), you must sign the petition in the presence of a notary public. If you do not know anyone who is a notary public, most banks have someone who can notarize documents for a small fee. After the petition has been notarized, you are almost ready to file the petition with the Clerk of the Court in the county where you live.

Civil cover sheet

When you file your petition, you must include what’s called a Civil Cover Sheet. A sample Civil Cover Sheet is included in Appendix C. In the heading of the Civil Cover Sheet, type or write the name of the court (Circuit Court in and for ____ County in the ___ Judicial Circuit), the division and the Case No. (the Clerk of Court can assist you with this), and the petitioner’s name (your current legal name). At the bottom of the form you must list the date you file your petition and sign the form where indicated, listing your address and phone number also.

Assistance from nonlawyer

If anyone other than a lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida helps you fill out any of your name change forms, the ‘nonlawyer’ must also fill out a ‘Disclosure from Nonlawyer’ form, which is included in Appendix D. Nonlawyers include not only friends and relatives, but also paralegals, legal assistants and attorneys who are not currently licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Both you and the nonlawyer must sign the disclosure form. The nonlawyer must also put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete. You must file the Disclosure from Nonlawyer form along with your petition for name change.

Filing fee

When you file your petition, Civil Cover sheet (and if applicable, Disclosure from Non-lawyer form) with the Clerk of Court, you will be required to pay a filing fee. The filing fee varies from county to county; for example, as of June 2002, the filing fee in Hillsborough County was $205. Contact the Clerk of Court to find out what the filing fee is in your county. Once you have completed this step, a case number will be assigned and an official court file will be opened. You have now filed your name change case.

Set hearing date

After you file your case, you must set a hearing date for the court to consider your petition. The procedures for setting a hearing date vary from county to county, so you should ask the Clerk or Court about the procedure in your area. Depending on the judge, you may or may not be required to attend a final hearing, where the judge may ask you basic questions about your petition for name change to ensure that you are not attempting to change your name for illegal or fraudulent purpose, such as to avoid creditors or to hide from law enforcement authorities. In general, you may change your name for any purpose that is not a fraudulent purpose. It is not a fraudulent purpose to change your name to one that is more compatible with your gender identity or expression.

Final judgment

Appendix E contains a ‘Final Judgment of Change of Name (Adult)’ form, which the judge may use to finalize your name change. Check with the Clerk of Court to see if your judge prefers for you to bring a final judgment form with you. If so, you should type or print the heading, including the circuit, county, case number, division, and your current legal name (not the new name you are asking the court to accept). Leave the rest of the form blank for the judge to complete. If the judge grants your petition, he or she will sign the Final Judgment form, which is also called a final order. This officially changes your name.

Certified copies of final order

For a small fee, the Clerk of the Court can provide you with certified copies of the signed final order. The amount of the fee may vary from county to county. It may be helpful to compile a list of all of the people and/or places that will need a certified copy of your final judgment. This list may include the driver’s license office, social security office, banks, schools, etc. Making a list may help you figure out how many copies you will need and may save you time and another trip to the courthouse to get extra copies later.

Paperwork

You should keep a copy of all paperwork you file with the court as well as all of the documents the court and the clerk’s office provide to you.

CHANGING OTHER IDENTITY DOCUMENTATION TO REFLECT CHANGES

After the court grants your petition for name change, you will probably want to apply to change your other identity documents to reflect your new name. In order to change these other documents, you will most likely need a certified copy of your final judgment of name change.

Florida Driver’s License or Identification Card

 

You are required by Florida law to obtain a replacement driver’s license or Florida ID card showing your new name within 10 days of legally changing your name.

To amend name on driver’s license or state ID card/where to apply

Getting a replacement driver’s license or identification card is very simple. Go to your local driver’s license office and provide a certified copy of your Final Judgment of Name Change and pay the required fee and they will issue a new driver’s license or id card.

To amend gender marker on driver’s license or state ID card

In Florida, the Department of Motor Vehicles will not change the gender marker on your driver’s license unless you have completed sex reassignment surgery.

To change the gender marker on your driver’s license, you must provide either a certified copy of your amended birth certificate, or a letter or affidavit from your attending physician certifying that you have completed sex reassignment surgery and that you are now the reassigned gender (sample physician’s affidavit attached in Appendix F).

 

Amendment fees

The Department of Motor Vehicles charges a $10 fee to amend a driver’s license.

Additional information may be obtained at http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/ddl

Social Security Card

 

After you have received your legal name change, you may apply to change your name on your social security card.

The Social Security Administration will issue a new social security card with your new name, but will NOT issue you a new social security number; they will merely amend your card to reflect your new name. Therefore, employers and others who conduct a search using your social security number may locate documents that reflect your prior name.

To amend name on social security card

To change your social security card to reflect your new legal name, you must complete Form SS-5, which is included in Appendix G. You must also provide at least one identity document that identifies you by your old name and your new name, such as a certified copy of your Final Judgment of Name Change, or two identity documents: one in your old name and one in your new name.

The Social Security Administration will accept the following documents as proof of identity: driver’s license, marriage or divorce record, military records, employer ID card, adoption record, life insurance policy, passport, health insurance card (not Medicare), or a school ID card. They do NOT accept birth certificates. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. The social security office will NOT accept photocopies of documents, even if notarized.

To amend gender marker on social security card

To change your social security records to reflect your reassigned gender, you must provide the identity documentation described above plus medical records or other combination of documents showing that you have completed sex reassignment surgery.

Amendment fees

There is no fee to change your name or gender marker with the Social Security Administration. If you were born outside of the U.S., you may also be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status before they will grant the new social security card.

 

Where to apply

You may mail your application to the social security office or bring your application and supporting documents to your local Social Security office. Your documents will be returned to you. You can find a social security office near you by looking in the phone book or online at http://www.ssa.gov/locator/

You should receive your new social security card within two weeks. If you do not receive your card within two weeks, you should contact the Social Security office where you filed the application.

Birth Certificates

 

Birth certificate records are kept by the state in which you were born. For specific information about how to amend your birth certificate to reflect your name change if you were born in a state other than Florida, contact the Department of Vital Records or equivalent agency in the state in which you were born, or go to www.thetransitionalmale.com/legalindex for a state by state listing of the requirements to amend a birth certificate.

To amend name on Florida birth certificate

If you were born in Florida, you may amend your birth certificate to reflect your new legal name. If your legal name change was granted by a Florida court, the Clerk of Court will forward a report of legal change of name to the Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, usually within 30 days. The name change order will then be attached to your original birth certificate. If you wish to receive a copy of your amended birth certificate, you must complete an Application for Amended Birth Certificate (sample forms included in Appendix F) and pay the $20 amendment fee. For more information, contact the Department of Vital Statistics at 904/359-6900.

If your legal name change was completed in a state other than Florida, in most instances you will be able to amend your Florida birth certificate to reflect your new name by providing the Department of Vital Statistics a copy of your name change petition and certified copy of the Order granting your name change. Contact the Department of Vital Statistics at 904/359-6900 for more information about how to amend your birth certificate if your name change was completed somewhere other than Florida.

To amend gender marker on Florida birth certificate

If you were born in Florida and have had sex reassignment surgery, you may also amend the gender marker on your birth certificate to reflect your reassigned gender. To amend your Florida birth certificate, you must contact the Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics at 904/359-6900 to request an Application for Amended Birth Certificate and an Affidavit of Amendment to Certificate of Live Birth (form DH430). To complete your application, you must provide the Department with the following original documents (photo copies are not accepted):

· A completed Application for Amended Birth Certificate.

· A notarized Affidavit of Amendment to Certificate of Live Birth, form DH430. You must complete this form and then sign it in front of a notary public.

· A certified copy of the court order granting your name change under Florida law or a substantially similar law from another state.

· A sworn affidavit from the physician who performed your sex reassignment surgery. The physician must include his/her medical license number in the affidavit. The physician’s affidavit must state that you have completed sex reassignment in accordance with appropriate medical procedures and that you are now considered to be a member of the reassigned gender. The medical records must be signed by the physician who performed the sex reassignment surgery. A sample physician’s affidavit is included in Appendix F.

· You must pay the required amendment fee and the gender marker on your birth certificate will be amended to reflect your reassigned gender in accordance with Florida law.

Amendment fees

A non-refundable $20.00 amendment fee is currently required to amend your birth certificate and includes one certified copy of your amended birth certificate. You must pay by check or money order made payable to Vital Statistics.

If you are changing both your name and your gender on the birth certificate, a separate $20 fee is required for each change -- $20 for the name change and $20 to change the gender marker.

For additional assistance, call the Office of Vital Statistics at 904/359-6900 ext. 1055 or e-mail the office at VitalStats@doh.state.fl.us

Where to apply

You should mail your completed Application for Amended Birth Certificate, along with all supporting documentation and fees, to: Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.

What amended birth certificate will look like

Your amended birth certificate will state that it is an amended birth certificate and will note the date the change occurred, but will not indicate what items were changed or why they were changed. In Florida, birth records are not freely accessible by the general public. Such information will remain private unless subpoenaed by a court or unless requested by you or your parent or legal guardian.

Passport

 

If you have a U.S. passport and would like to amend your existing passport to reflect your new name and/or reassigned gender, you must fill out and submit the Passport Amendment/Validation Application, also called form DS-19, located in Appendix H.

To amend name on passport

You must submit a completed form DS-19 along with a certified copy of your Final Judgment of Change of Name and your current valid passport. Photocopies and notarized copies are NOT acceptable. Your amended passport and any documentary evidence will be returned to you via first class U.S. mail after the process is completed.

To amend gender marker on passport

To change the gender marker on your passport, you must submit a completed from DS-19 form, including the “Other Action Requested” section. You should state that you have completed sex reassignment and wish to have the gender marker on your passport changed from male to female or female to male. You must also attach a letter or affidavit from your doctor indicating that you have undergone sex reassignment in accordance with the appropriate medical protocol and that you are medically the reassigned gender. (See Appendix F for a Sample Physician’s Affidavit)

Amendment fees

There is no fee to amend your passport unless you require expedited service. The expedited service fee is $35.00. More information on expedited service can be found on the instruction page following form DS-19 in Appendix H.

Where to apply

You may amend your passport at your local passport office or mail the required documents to the following address:

Charleston Passport Center

Attention: Amendments

1269 Holland Street

Charleston, SC 29405

Selective Service

If designated female at birth

If you were designated female at birth and have had sex reassignment surgery, you do not need to register with the Selective Service. However, if you are applying for federal benefits that require proof of Selective Service registration (including educational loans), you will need to show that you were never required to register. People designated female at birth are never required to register. You can prove this by requesting a “Status Information” letter from the Selective Service System (‘Request for Status Information Letter’ form attached in Appendix J). You must explain in detail why you believe you were not required to register for the selective service (you were designated female at birth, were diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder [OR] an intersexed condition and have now completed sex reassignment). You should also include supporting documentation, such as a letter of affidavit from your treating physician (sample physician’s affidavit included in appendix F) and a copy of your original birth certificate (with female gender marker).

Complete the ‘Request for Status Information Letter’ form and submit it along with all supporting documentation to:

Selective Service System

P.O. Box 94638

Paletine, IL 60094-4638

If designated male at birth

If you were designated male at birth, even if you had sex reassignment surgery, you must register with the Selective Service. However, in the event the draft is resumed, you can file a claim for exemption from military service if you receive an order for an examination or induction. Additional information can be obtained at the Selective Service System’s website at: www.sss.gov

APPENDIX A - Florida Clerk of Court’s Offices

Alahua County Baker County Bay County

201 E. University Ave. 339 E. Macclenny Ave. P.O. Box 2269

Gainesville, FL 32602 Macclenny, FL 32063 Panama City, FL 32402

Ph: 352/374-3636 Ph: 904/259-8113 Ph: 850/747-5100

Fax: 352/338-3201 Fax: 904/259-4176 Fax: 850/747-5188

E-mail: clerk@co.alachua.fl.us E-mail: tammyhof@yahoo.com

Bradford County Brevard County Broward County

945 N. Temple Ave. 400 South Street 201 S.E. 6th Street

Starke, FL 32091 Titusville, FL 32781 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Ph: 904/966-6280 Ph: 321/264-6942 Ph: 954/831-5797

Fax: 904/966-6256 Fax: 321/264-6940 Fax: 954/831-7047

E-mail: scott.ellis@clerk.co.brevard.fl.us

Calhoun County Charlotte County Citrus County

425 E. Central Ave., Rm 130 P.O. Box 1687 110 N. Apopka Ave.

Blountstown, FL 32424 Punta Gorda, FL 33951 Inverness, FL 34450

Ph: 850/674-4545 Ph: 941/637-2329 Ph: 352/637-9466

Fax: 850/674-5553 Fax: 941/505-4749 Fax: 352/637-9491

E-mail: Barbara.scott@co.charlotte.fl.us

Clay County Collier County Columbia County

P.O. Box 698 P.O. Box 413044 145 N. Hernando Street

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Naples, FL 34101 Lake City, FL 32055

Ph: 904/284-6317 Ph: 941/732-2745 Ph: 386/758-1342

Fax: 904/284-6390 Fax: 941/775-2755 Fax: 386/758-1337

E-mail: collierclerk@clerk.collier.fl.us

Dade County DeSoto County Dixie County

73 W. Flagler Street, Ste. 242 115 E. Oak Street P.O. Box 1206

Miami, FL 33130 Arcadia, FL 34265 Cross City, FL 32628

Ph: 305/375-3333 Ph: 941/993-4876 Ph: 352/498-1200

Fax: 305/375-2485 Fax: 941/493-4669 Fax: 352/498-1201

E-mail: clerk@co.miami-dade.fl.us E-mail: desotoclerk@yahoo.com

 

Duval County Escambia County Flagler County

330 E. Bay Street M.C. Blanchard Judicial Bldg. P.O. Box 787

Jacksonville, FL 32202 190 Governmental Ctr., Rm. 23001 Bunnell, FL 32110

Ph: 904/630-2028 Pensacola, FL 32501 Ph: 386/437-7410

Fax: 904/630-2950 Ph: 850/595-4310 Fax: 386/437-7406

Fax: 850/595-4316

Franklin County Gadsden County Gilchrist County

33 Market Street 10 E. Jefferson Street 112 S. Main Street

Apalachicola, FL 32329 Quincy, FL 32351 Trenton, FL 32693

Ph: 850/653-8861 Ph: 850/875-8601 Ph: 352/463-3170

Fax: 850/653-2261 Fax: 850/875-8612 Fax: 352/463-3166

Glades County Gulf County Hamilton County

P.O. Box 10 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., 207 N.E. First Street

Moore Haven, FL 33471 Rm 148 Jasper, FL 32202

Ph: Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Ph: 850/229-6113

Fax: Ph: 904/792-1288 Fax: 904/792-3524

Fax: 850/229-6174

Hardee County Hendry County Hernando County

417 W. Main Street P.O. Box 1760 20 N. Main Street, Rm 130

Wauchula, FL 33873 LaBelle, FL 33935 Brooksville, FL 34601

Ph: 941/773-4174 Ph: 941/675-5217 Ph: 352/754-4206

Fax: 941/773-4422 Fax: 941/675-5238 Fax: 352/754-4239

Highlands County Hillsborough County Holmes County

590 S. Commerce Ave. 419 Pierce Street P.O. Box 397

Sebring, FL 33870 Tampa, FL 33602 Bonifay, FL 32425

Ph: 941/386-6565 Ph: 813/276-8100 ext. 7201 Ph: 850/547-1100

Fax: 941/386-6768 Fax: 813/272-6518 Fax: 850/547-6630

Indian River Jackson County Jefferson County

2000 16th Avenue P.O. Box 510 County Courthouse

Vero Beach, FL 32960 Marianna, FL 32447 Monticello, FL 32344

Ph: 561/770-5185 Ph: 850/482-9552 Ph: 850/342-0218

Fax: 561/778-4748 Fax: 850/482-7849 Fax: 850/342-0222

E-mail: clerkjack@digitalexp.com

Lafayette County Lake County Lee County

P.O. Box 88 P.O. Box 7800 P.O. Box 2469

Mayo, FL 32066 Tavares, FL 32778 Fort Myers, FL 33902

Ph: 904/294-1600 Ph: 352/742-4100 Ph: 941/335-2990

Fax: 904/294-4231 Fax: 352/742-4110 Fax: 941/335-2440

E-mail: rbadms@alltell.net E-mail: emcdonald@clerk.lake.fl.us

Leon County Levy County Liberty County

301 S. Monroe Street P.O. Box Drawer 610 P.O. Box 399

Tallahassee, FL 32301 Bronson, FL 32621 Bristol, FL 32342

Ph: 850/488-7534 Ph: 352/486-5266 Ph: 850/643-2215

Fax: 850/922-9226 Fax: 352/486-5166 Fax: 850/643-2866

E-mail: johns@mail.co.leon.fl.us

Madison County Manatee County Marion County

101 S. Range Street P.O. Box 25400 110 NW 1st Avenue

Madison, FL 32341 Bradenton, FL 34206 Ocala, FL 34475

Ph: 850/973-1500 Ph: 941/749-1800 Ph: 352/620-3904

Fax: 850/973-2059 Fax: 941/741-4082 Fax: 352/620-3300

E-mail: rb@clerkofcourts.com

Martin County Monroe County Nassau County

P.O. Drawer 9016 P.O. Box 1980 P.O. Box 456

Stuart, FL 34995 Key West, FL 33040 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Ph: 561/288-5577 Ph: 305/294-4641 x-3314 Ph: 904/321-5700

Fax: 561/288-5548 Fax: 305/295-3615 Fax: 904/321-5795

E-mail: mstiller@martin.fl.us E-mail: dkohlage@flakeysol.com E-mail: clerk@nassauclerk.com 

Okaloosa County Okeechobee County Orange County

1250 Elgin Pkwy. 304 NW 2nd Street, Rm 101 425 N. Orange Ave., #2110

Shalimar, FL 32579 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Orlando, FL 32801

Ph: 850/651-7200 Ph: 941/763-2131 Ph: 407/836-2060

Fax: 850/651-7670 Fax: 941/763-1557 Fax: 407/836-2269

E-mail: info@orangeclerk.org

 

Osceola County Palm Beach County Pasco County

17 S. Vernon Avenue P.O. Box 229 38053 E. Live Oak Ave.

Room 231-C West Palm Beach, FL 33402 Dade City, FL 33525

Kissimmee, FL 34741 Ph: 561/355-4621 Ph: 352/521-4274

Ph: 407/847-1300 x-2682 Fax: 561/355-6727 Fax: 352/847-8121

Fax: 407/847-4208

Pinellas County Polk County Putnam County

315 Court Street P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-1 410 St. John’s Street

Clearwater, FL 34616 Bartow, FL 33830 Palatka, FL 32177

Ph: 727/464-3341 Ph: 941/534-4540 Ph: 904/329-0361

Fax: 727/464-4162 Fax: 941/534-4089 Fax: 904/329-0888

E-mail: lsmedley@co.pinellas.fl.us

St. John’s County St. Lucie County Santa Rosa County

P.O. Drawer 300 221 S. Indian River Drive P.O. Box 472

St. Augustine, FL 32085 Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Milton, FL 32570

Ph: 904/823-2333 Ph: 561/462-1476 Ph: 850/623-0135 x-1003

Fax: 904/823-2294 Fax: 561/462-1614 Fax: 850/626-9994

Sarasota County Seminole County Sumter County

Main Plaza, 1991 Main St. P.O. Drawer C 209 N. Florida Street

Sarasota, FL 34237 Sanford, FL 32772 Bushnell, FL 33513

Ph: 941/362-4066 Ph: 407/665-4313 Ph: 352/793-0211

Fax: 941/364-4453 Fax: 407/330-7193 Fax: 352/568-6608

Suwannee County Taylor County Union County

200 S. Ohio Avenue P.O. Box 620 55 W. Main Street, Rm 103

Live Oak, FL 32060 Perry, FL 32347 Lake Butler, FL 32054

Ph: 904/362-0536 Ph: 850/838-3506 x-25 Ph: 904/496-3711

Fax: 904/362-0548 Fax: 850/838-3549 Fax: 904/496-1718

E-mail: cindym@perry.gulfnet.com

Volusia County Wakulla County Walton County

P.O. Box 6043 3056 Crawfordville HWY 571 US Highway 90 East

Deland, FL 32721 Crawfordville, FL 32326 DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Ph: 904/822-5710 Ph: 850/926-0905 Ph: 850/892-8115

Fax: 904/822-5711 Fax: 850/926-0938 Fax: 850/892-7551

E-mail: dmatousek@clerk.org E-mail: bxt@clerk.wakulla.fl.us

Washington County

P.O. Box 647

Chipley, FL 32428

Ph: 850/638-6289

Fax: 850/638-6297

APPENDIX B - PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT)

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE __________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ____________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

_________________________, DIVISION:

Petitioner.

 

PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME (ADULT)

 

I, [full legal name] ___________________________, being sworn, certify that the following information is true:

1. My complete present name is:______________________________________________.

I request that my name be changed to:_________________________________________.

 

2. I live in _________________ County, Florida, at [street address] _________________ ______________________________________________________________________.

 

3. I was born on [date] _________________, in [city] ____________________________, [county]________________,[state] __________, [country]______________________.

 

4. My father's full legal name: _________________________________________________

My mother's full legal name: ________________________________________________

My mother's maiden name: _________________________________________________

 

5. I have lived in the following places since birth:

Address Dates (to/from)

____________________________________________ __________/__________

____________________________________________ __________/__________

____________________________________________ __________/__________

____________________________________________ __________/__________

____________________________________________ __________/__________

____________________________________________ __________/__________

[ ] Check here if you are continuing on an attached page.

 

 

6. Family

[Check all that apply]

_____ a. I am not married.

_____ b. I am married. My spouse's full legal name is: __________________________________________________________.

_____ c. I do not have child(ren).

_____ d. The name(s), age(s), and address(es) of my child(ren) are as follows (all children, including those over 18, must be listed):

Name [last, first, middle initial] Age Address City & State

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

[ ] Check here if you are continuing these facts on an attached page.

7. Former names

[Check all that apply]

_____ My name has never been changed by a court.

_____ My name previously was changed by court order from

_________________________________________________________

to ______________________________________on [date]_______________________,

by [court, city, and state]___________________________________________________.

[A copy of the court order is attached.]

_____ My name previously was changed by marriage from ___________________________________________________________

to ______________________ on [date] ______________________________________,

in [city, county, and state] _________________________________________________.

[A copy of the marriage certificate is attached.]

_____ I have never been known or called by any other name.

_____ I have been known or called by the following other name(s): [list name(s) and explain where you were known or called by such name(s)] __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

8. Occupation

My occupation is: ______________________________________________________________.

I am employed at: [company and address] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

During the past 5 years, I have had the following jobs:

Employer Name & Address Dates (to/from)

_________________________________________ __________/___________

_________________________________________ __________/___________

_________________________________________ __________/___________

_________________________________________ __________/___________

[ ] Check here if you are continuing these facts on an attached page.

 

9. Business

[Check one only]

_____ I do not own and operate a business.

_____ I own and operate a business. The name of the business is: _______________________________________________________________.

The street address is: _______________________________________________________________.

My position with the business is: _______________________________________________________________.

I have been involved with the business since: [date] ___________________________________.

 

10. Profession

[Check one only]

_____ I am not in a profession.

_____ I am in a profession. My profession is: ________________________________________.

I have practiced this profession:

Place and Address Dates (to/from)

_____________________________________________ ________/________

_____________________________________________ ________/________

_____________________________________________ ________/________

_____________________________________________ ________/________

 

11. Education

I have graduated from the following school(s):

Degree Date of School

Received Graduation

__________ ____________ _________________________________________

__________ ____________ _________________________________________

__________ ____________ _________________________________________

[ ] Check here if you are continuing these facts on an additional page.

 

12. Felony Convictions

[Check one only]

_____ I have never been convicted of a felony.

_____ I was convicted of a felony on [date] ___________, in [city]_______________________, [county] _________________, [state] ______.

[ ] Check here if you have been convicted of additional felonies, and explain on an attached page.

 

13. Bankruptcy

[Check one only]

_____ I have never been adjudicated bankrupt.

_____ I was adjudicated bankrupt on [date] ___________, in [city] ______________________,

[county] _________________, [state] ____________________.

[ ] Check here if you have filed additional bankruptcies, and explain on an attached page.

 

14. Creditor(s)' Judgments

[Check one only]

_____ I have never had a money judgment entered against me by a creditor.

_____ The following creditor(s)' money judgment(s) have been entered against me:

Date Amount Creditor Court entering Judgment Case #

_____________________________________________________________________________
[ ] Check if paid

______________________________________________________________________________[ ] Check if paid

[ ] Check here if these facts are continued on an additional page.

15. I have no ulterior or illegal purpose for filing this petition, and granting it will not in any manner invade the property rights of others, whether partnership, patent, good will, privacy, trademark, or otherwise.

16. My civil rights have never been suspended, or, if my civil rights have been suspended, they have been fully restored.

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

 

Date Signature of Petitioner

_____________ __________________________________________

Printed Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ____________________________________________________________

Fax Number: __________________________________________________________________

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF _________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on _________________ by _______________________________________________________________.

NOTARY PUBLIC--STATE OF FLORIDA

________________________________________________________________

[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary.]

_________________ Personally known

_________________ Produced identification

Type of identification produced __________________________________________________

IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in all blanks]

I, [full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer] _______________________________________________________________,

a nonlawyer, located at [street] _________________, [city] _______________________________________________________________,

[state] _________________, [phone] _________________, helped

[name] _______________________________________________________________,

who is the petitioner, fill out this form.

APPENDIX D - DISCLOSURE FROM NON-LAWYER

 

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE __________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ____________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

_________________________, DIVISION:

Petitioner.

DISCLOSURE FROM NONLAWYER

 

I, {full legal name} ______________________________, certify that {nonlawyer’s full legal and trade names} __________________________________________________________, explained to me that he or she is not an attorney who is in good standing of The Florida Bar and that he or she CANNOT: 1) give me legal advice; 2) tell me what my legal rights or remedies are; 3) represent me in court; or 4) tell me how to testify in court.

This nonlawyer further explained to me that he or she CAN ONLY: 1) help me fill out forms that have been approved by the Supreme Court of Florida; 2) ask me questions to fill in the form(s); and 3) show or explain to me how to file the form(s).

[Check one only]

_____ I can read English

_____ I cannot read English, but this disclosure was read to me by {name} _________________ ____________________________in {language} ________________________.

Dated: __________________________

___________________________________

Signature of Party

 

___________________________________

Signature of Nonlawyer

Printed Name: _______________________

Address: ____________________________

___________________________________

Telephone Number: ___________________

 

APPENDIX E -- FINAL JUDGEMENT OF NAME CHANGE (ADULT)

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE __________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ____________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

____________________________, DIVISION:

Petitioner.

 

FINAL JUDGMENT OF CHANGE OF NAME (ADULT)

This cause came before the Court on [date] _________________, for a hearing on Petition for Change of Name (Adult) under section 68.07, Florida Statutes, and it appearing to the Court that:

1. Petitioner is a bona fide resident of _________________ County, Florida;

2. Petitioner's request is not for any ulterior or illegal purpose; and

3. Granting this petition will not in any manner invade the property rights of others, whether partnership, patent, good will, privacy, trademark, or otherwise; it is

ORDERED that Petitioner's present name, ______________________________________________________________,

is changed to ______________________________________________________________, by which Petitioner shall hereafter be known.

ORDERED on _________________.

__________________________

CIRCUIT JUDGE

COPIES TO:

Petitioner

 

APPENDIX F -- SAMPLE PHYSICIAN’S AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF AMENDMENT TO BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND OTHER IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

In the sample affidavit attached below, certain information is listed in brackets. Your treating physician should fill in the requested information, indicate whether your sex reassignment surgery was the result of Gender Identity Disorder or an intersexed condition, and sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public.

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF DR. [FIRST AND LAST NAME OF PHYSICIAN WHO PERFORMED SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY]

 

 

I, [FIRST AND LAST NAME], M.D., swear under penalty of perjury as follows:

1. I am a physician with offices located at: [OFFICE ADDRESS(ES)]

2. I am a surgeon duly licensed to practice in [LIST LOCATIONS WHERE LICENSED TO PRACTICE]. My medical license number is [LIST LICENSE NUMBER].

3. My patient, [PATIENT’S NAME], has been diagnosed with [Gender Identity Disorder, also known as transsexualism, [OR] an intersexed condition]. [PATIENT’S NAME] has been treated in accordance with the accepted medical protocol for the treatment of [Gender Identity Disorder [OR] intersexed conditions] and has completed sex reassignment in accordance with appropriate medical procedures.

4. On [DATE] I performed sex reassignment surgery on [PATIENT’S NAME]. From a medical perspective, [PATIENT’S NAME] is now [REASSIGNED GENDER] and the gender marker on all of [PATIENT’S NAME]’s identity documents should now be changed to acknowledge this medical fact.

 

 

I hereby declare under oath that the above statements are true and correct:

 

_________________________________________ _____________________

(PHYSICIAN’S SIGNATURE) (DATE)

Personally known

Produced identification

Type of identification produced:

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN BEFORE ME THIS

___________ day of ______________________________, 2________

_____________________________ ____________________________________

(PRINTED NAME OF NOTARY) (NOTARY SIGNATURE)

COMMISSION/SEAL:

 

PDF Forms Section

 

See main site for these forms:

http://www.nclrights.org

http://www.eqfl.org

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW FORM 12.982(c), PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR CHILD)

When should this form be used?

This form should be used when parents want the court to change the name of their minor child. For the purposes of this proceeding, a person under the age of 18 is a minor. This form is not to be used in connection with an adoption or paternity action. If you want a change of name for your child because of an adoption or paternity action that is not yet final, the change of name should be done as part of that case.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. The primary petition should only be completed for one child. If you wish to change the names of more than one child, you should complete and file a Supplemental Form for Petition for Change of Name (Minor Child) for each child. After completing this form, you should sign the form before a notary public. You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where you live and keep a copy for your records.

 

What should I do next?

If both parents agree to the change of name and live in the county where the change of name is sought, you may both file as petitioners. In this situation, service is not necessary, and you need only to set a hearing. You should ask the clerk of court, family law intake staff, or judicial assistant about the local procedure for setting a hearing.

If only one parent is a resident of the county where the change of name is sought or only one parent asks for the child's name to be changed, the other parent must be notified and his or her consent obtained, if possible. If the other parent consents to the change of name, a Consent for Change of Name (Minor Child), Florida Family Law Form 12.982(d), should be filed.

If the other parent does not consent to the change of name, you may still have a hearing on the petition if you have properly notified the other parent about your petition and the hearing. If you know where he or she lives, you must use personal service. If you absolutely do not know where he or she lives, you may use constructive service. For more information about personal and constructive service, you should consult an attorney as the law regarding notice can be very complex.

Next, you must obtain a final hearing date for the court to consider your request. You should ask the clerk of court, family law intake staff, or judicial assistant about the local procedure for setting a hearing. You may be required to attend the hearing. Included in these forms is a Final Judgment of Change of Name (Minor Child), Florida Family Law Form 12.982(e), which may be used when a judge grants a change of name for a minor child(ren). If you attend the hearing, you should take the final judgment with you. You should complete the top part of the form, including the circuit, county, case number, division, and the name(s) of the petitioner(s) and leave the rest blank for the judge to complete. It should be typed or printed in black ink.

If the judge grants your petition, he or she will sign this order. This officially changes your child's name. The clerk can provide you with certified copies of the signed order. There will be charges for the certified copies, and the clerk can tell you how much those charges are.

Special notes...

The heading of the form calls for the name(s) of the petitioner(s). This is the parent(s) who is (are) requesting the change of their child's name. The judicial circuit, case number, and division may be obtained from the clerk of court's office when you file the petition.

It may be helpful to compile a list of all of the people and places that will need a copy of the final judgment. This list may include the driver's license office, social security office, banks, schools, etc. A list will help you know how many copies of your order you should get from the clerk of court after your hearing.

 

Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these forms, that person must give you a copy of a Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida Family Law Form 12.900, before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also must put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he or she helps you complete.

[FORM FOLLOWS]

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR _________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

_____________________________ DIVISION:

 

_____________________________,

Petitioner.

 

PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR CHILD)

I/We, [full legal name(s)] _________________,being sworn, certify that the following information is true:

I am/We are the birth or legal parent(s) of the minor child named in this petition.

There is only one minor child named in this petition.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE ABOUT THE CHILD:

1. Minor child's complete present name is: ________________________________________________________________________________

I/We request that this minor child's name be changed to: ________________________________________________________________________________

2. The minor child lives in __________________________ County, Florida, at [street address]

_____________________________________________________________________________________.

3. The minor child was born on [date] _____________________, in [city, county, state, country] _____________________________________________________________________________________.

4. The minor child's father's full legal name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

The minor child's mother's full legal name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

The minor child's mother's maiden name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

5. The minor child has lived in the following places since birth:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

6. [Select one only]

_______ The minor child is not married.

_______ The minor child is married to: [full legal name] _____________________________________________________________________________________.

 

7. [Select one only]

_______ The minor child has no children.

_______ The minor child is the parent of the following child(ren): [enter full name(s) and date(s) of birth] _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________.

 

8. Former names

[Select all that apply]

_______ The minor child's name has never been changed by a court.

_______ The minor child's name previously was changed by court order from _______________________________________ to ________________________________________ on [date] _________________, by [court, city, and state] ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________.

A copy of the court order is attached.

_______ The minor child's name previously was changed by marriage from ________________________ ____________________ to __________________________________ on [date]_____________________,

in [city, county, and state] ________________________________________________________________.

A copy of the marriage certificate is attached.

_______ The minor child has never been known or called by any other name.

_______ The minor child has been known or called by the following other name(s): [list name(s) and explain where child was known or called by such name(s)] _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

9. The minor child is not employed in an occupation or profession, does not own and operate a business, and has received no educational degrees. If the minor child has a job, explain: _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

10. Felony Convictions.

[ Select one only]

_______ The minor child has never been convicted of a felony.

_______ The minor child was convicted of a felony on [date] ________________________, in [city]____________________________, [county] ____________________, [state] ______________.

 

11. Money Judgments.

[ Select one only]

_______ The minor child has never been adjudicated bankrupt, and no money judgment has ever been entered against him or her.

______ The following money judgment(s) has been entered against him or her:

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE ABOUT PETITIONER(S):

12. Petitioner(s) live in _______________________ County, Florida, at [street address] _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________.

13. I/We have no ulterior or illegal purpose for filing this petition, and granting it will not in any manner invade the property rights of others, whether partnership, patent, good will, privacy, trademark, or otherwise.

14. My/our civil rights have never been suspended, or, if ever suspended, they have been fully restored.

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

Printed Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Fax Number: _____________________________________________________________________________________

 

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF ________________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on _________________ by ____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

NOTARY PUBLIC--STATE OF FLORIDA

[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary.]

_________________ Personally known

_________________ Produced identification

Type of identification produced _________________

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

Printed Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ________________________________________________________________________

Fax Number: ______________________________________________________________________________

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF _________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on _________________ by ____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

NOTARY PUBLIC--STATE OF FLORIDA

[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary.]

_________________ Personally known

_________________ Produced identification

Type of identification produced _________________

IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [ fill in all blanks]

I, [full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer] __________________________________________________________, a nonlawyer, located at [street] ________________________________________, [city] _______________________________________,

[state] _________________, [phone] _________________, helped [name(s)] _______________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________,

who is (are) the petitioner(s), fill out this form.

 

CONSENT FOR CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR CHILD)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR _________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

_____________________________, DIVISION:

Petitioner.

 

CONSENT FOR CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR CHILD)

 

I, [full legal name] _________________, being sworn, certify that the following information is true:

I am the birth or legal ( ) father ( ) mother of the minor child named in this case, and I give consent for the following name changes:

From:_____________________________________ To:________________________________________

(Current name) (New name)

 

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this consent and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

Printed Name:________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:_________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number:______________________________________________________________________

Fax Number:______________________________________________________________________

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF _________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on _________________ by ___________________________.

_____________________________________________

NOTARY PUBLIC--STATE OF FLORIDA

[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary.]

_________________ Personally known

_________________ Produced identification

Type of identification produced _________________

 

IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: [fill in all blanks]

I, [full legal name and trade name of nonlawyer] _____________________________________________,

a nonlawyer, located at [street] _________________________, [city]_____________________________,

[state] _________________, [phone] _______________________, helped [name] ___________________

____________________________who is the [choose one only] __ petitioner or __ consenting parent, fill out this form.

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR _________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF CASE NO.:

_____________________________ DIVISION:

 

_____________________________,

Petitioner.

 

FINAL JUDGMENT OF CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR CHILD)

This cause came before the Court on [date] _________________, for a hearing on Petition for Change of Name under section 68.07, Florida Statutes, and it appearing to the Court that:

1. Petitioner(s) is (are) a bona fide resident(s) of _________________ County, Florida;

2. (Select one only)

_______ Petitioners are the parents of the minor child named in the petition;

_______ Petitioner is the parent of the minor child named in the petition, and the other parent has been properly notified and has either consented or failed to respond;

_______ Other: __________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

3. Petitioner's request is not for any ulterior or illegal purpose; and

4. granting this petition will not in any manner invade the property rights of others, whether partnership, patent, good will, privacy, trademark, or otherwise; it is

 

ORDERED that the minor child’s present name, ______________________________________,

is changed to _________________________________, by which minor child shall hereafter be known.

 

ORDERED on _________________.

_______________________________________

CIRCUIT JUDGE

COPIES TO: