Name Change in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Consultation

A confidential consultation with one of our attorneys at Defending L.A., APC.

Step 2: Preparation

The professional preparation of the your legal paperwork to change your name.

Step 3: Filing

Written instructions on how to file and publish your name change request. (Price does not include filing fee)



Court filing fee is not included in this package price and must be paid directly to court when filing application for name change. If you qualify for a court fee waiver, we will help you with the preparation of the documents necessary for filing by you at no extra cost.

The publication of the name change application in a newspaper is required by law and is not included in this package price. Newspaper fee must be paid directly to newspaper. Cost is usually under $100.

If any of the following apply to you then you will not be able to proceed under this basic package:

(1) You have criminal record;

(2) You have unpaid traffic tickets.

Please make an appointment with an attorney who will quote you a custom price for changing your name if you have a criminal record and/or unpaid traffic fines.

No refunds will be given if your name change application is denied by the court. 

Court filing fee and fees to publish in a newspaper are not included in this package and must be paid directly to court and newspaper and costs vary depending on which county you file your application.