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Legal Name Change
It is recommended that an attorney be retained to apply for a legal name change. A Petition for Name Change and an Order granting the name change will be required for the hearing. The Petition and the Order should explain the reasons why a change of name is desired. Once you have your documents prepared a hearing date should be set before the Judge of the General Sessions Court.
Please note: The clerk's cannot assist you with the preparation of the required documents. It will be your responsibility to see that the documents are prepared correctly.
Judge of the General Sessions Court
20 Public Square North
After the hearing date before the Judge, the original documents will be filed with the Probate Clerk for Rutherford County.
Filing fee: $159.85- this includes one certified copy of the signed order.
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