Change Your Name In Allegheny County
At Spivak Law Firm, we help people to legally change their names and the names of their minor children.
You may wish to resume your prior name or change your child’s last name due to a divorce or for other personal reasons. Attorneys at Spivak Law Firm are ready to help you.
Spivak Law Firm handles all areas of family law, including: divorce, child custody, child support, and Protection From Abuse (PFA).
To speak with an Allegheny County name change attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Name Changes for Adults in Pittsburgh
If you took your spouse’s name when you married and are now engaged in divorce proceedings, you may elect to resume your prior name. The process can be fairly simple as there are no formal hearings or court appearances required. Once a divorce complaint is filed with the Court, you may make a written request to the Court and pay a minimal filing fee.
If you want a new first, middle, or last name, the process is more involved and expensive. You must file a formal petition with the Court, pay a filing fee, undergo a financial and criminal background check, get fingerprinted, publicize the desired name change in newspapers, and appear in Court for formal hearings. A judge will then render a decision on whether to grant the name change.
To make an appointment with a Pittsburgh name change attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Name Changes for Minor Children Lawyers
Some parents wish to change the last name of their minor child because the child has the last name of an uninvolved parent. With the exception of background checks and fingerprinting (unless 13+), the process of changing a minor’s name is virtually the same as changing an adult’s name as described above. However, name changes for minor children can be even more challenging, as it requires the consent of the other parent or formal notice to the other parent of the proposed name change, which may result in a contested hearing.
To have an attorney review your case, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We also accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.