The process for a legal name change in North Carolina can sometimes be confusing. We can assist you with the legal name change process for both adults and minors. In North Carolina, in order to change one’s name for reasons aside from adoption, legitimation, or resumption of maiden/pre-marriage surnames, “good and sufficient reason” must be found. Applications for name changes for “good and sufficient reason” must be filed in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where an individual resides. There are a number of documents that must accompany your application, which can vary depending on your specific situation.
We can help you navigate this process.