What needs to be done to get an adult name change?
A lawsuit must be filed and state (1) the petitioner’s present full legal name, place of residence, and whether he or she has been the subject of a final felony conviction; (2) the petitioner’s sex, race, date of birth, identification numbers and other numbers showing if the petitioner has a criminal history, (3) why the name change is requested; (4) the new full name requested by the petitioner, and (5) other allegations about whether the petitioner has been convicted of certain offenses and is required to register as a sex offender. It must include a legible and complete set of the petitioner’s fingerprints on a fingerprint card format acceptable to the Texas Department of Public Safety and the FBI. The petition must be verified.
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