The process of changing a name in Bexar County depends on whether it is for an adult or a child. In some cases, such
as during a divorce or annulment, the court may not have the discretion to deny the name change. If a party specifically
requests a name change to a name they have previously used, the court will typically grant the request unless there is
a stated reason for denying the change in the decree.
Other times the court may order the change, but it is within the discretion of the court for example the name of a child being change if the change is in the best interest of the child and certain other requirements are met. If you have convicted with a felony, special rules apply.
Understand the Name Change Process in Bexar County.
The name change process in Bexar County can seem complex, but with a clear understanding of the steps involved,
it can be much easier to navigate.
First, you will need to gather all the necessary documents, such as your birth certificate, social security card, and any court orders related to your name change.
Secondly, you will need to complete the appropriate forms, which can be found on the Bexar County Clerk's website. Once you have completed the forms, you will need to file them with the county clerk's office and pay the required fees.
Finally, you will need to attend a court hearing, where a judge will review your application and make a decision. By understanding the name change process in Bexar County, you can ensure that you have all the information and resources you need to successfully change your name.
What are Some Acceptable Reasons for Getting a Name Change in Bexar County?
A court will not grant a change of name for any reason. Rather, the court must fine that it is the petitioner’s best
interest to grant the name change. Some of the reasons a court may decided to grant a name change are:
2. Partners wanting to share the same last name,
4. Hard to spell names,
5. Names associated with an infamous criminal,
6. Wanting to have a name associated with a developed pen name,
7. Wanting to disassociate with an abusive relative,
8. Change of familial relationships, and
9. Person is a crime of identity theft.
The Heather Hudson Law Firm wants to help you navigate the laws dealing with name changes for children or adults. We know how important it is to make sure your name change is handled correctly, and we take every care to make sure the process runs smoothly for you.
Let the team at Heather Hudson Law Firm, PLLC, help you navigate this process.