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Aaron C. Bock, Esq.
Daniel R. Tota, Esq.
Albert J. Durante, Esq.
Melissa A. D'Ippolito, Esq.
Christine M. Murphy, Esq.
Robert J. Hoffman, Esq. Of-Counsel
Ingrid E. O'Sullivan, Esq. Of-Counsel
Angelo G. MacDonald, Esq. Of-Counsel
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Name Changes

There are many reasons why an individual may want to change their name. If you are a resident of New York and you are seeking to have your name changed then you may bring a name change proceeding to a New York Civil Court. In order to go through this process there are various requirements that you will have to meet and a representative from our firm will be able to help you in this process. It is important that you speak with a representative from Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC in order to retain legal assistance in this process.

Name Change Process

Whether or not you were born in the state of New York then you must bring an original or certified copy of your birth certificate to the court when filing for your name change. Your petition and proof of birth will be reviewed by the court clerk and then submitted to a judge. If your petition is granted by the judge then you will be required to post your new name in the newspaper, the paper will often charge a fee for this service. Name changes are generally public records; therefore anyone will be able to see the change between your old and new names. You can, however, speak with a clerk and learn how to prevent publication of your name change.

This can be a difficult and confusing process. It is important that you have skillful representation of your case on your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court. At Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC we have the experience that you need on your side, we have over 100 years of combined experience and many satisfied clients whom we have represented in the past. Contact our firm tContact our firmoday for legal assistance in your name change case.