New Jersey Statutes and the New Jersey Court Rules have set
up a detailed procedure for someone to legally change one’s
first name, last name or both. The involvement of the court
system is necessary.
There are document requirements, pleadings
and affidavits to be filed, and publication requirements.
If you have an experienced attorney, you can have a name change
approved by the court with only one court appearance.
If you wish to discuss a legal name change,
please call Michael Halpin or Thomas Heavey at (732) 206-0200.