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Family Law

Change of Name

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The need for a legal name change may result from marriage, divorce, adoption or simply a desire to have another name.

The requirements for legally changing your name or the name of your child in Pennsylvania can seem simple, but there are often unforeseen complications and consequences that can result in long delays, additional costs, or having your application denied altogether. When it comes to petitioning the court to change the name of a child, you will need the representation of a Lancaster name change attorney. If you find yourself in such a situation contact Christopher C. Straub, Sandra Edwards Gray, Jeffrey C. Murse, Albert J. Meier, or Matthew A. Oas to discuss whether your particular set of circumstances will be viewed favorably by the Court.

Therefore, we encourage all clients to notify us as soon as possible when considering a name change.