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Name Changes for a Minor Child

April 6, 2009

To request a name change for a minor, you must file the following documents with the Colorado court:

Petition for Change of Name of Minor Child

Consent of the Non-Custodial Parent or Notice to the Non-Custodial Parent, or Request to Publish Notice and Order/Notice and Order/Notice to Non-Custodial Parent by Publication

Order for Publication of Name Change

Public Notice

Final Decree of Name Change

If the child has been the subject of an action regarding child support, parental rights or parenting time, you must file the documents in the District of Juvenile Court that handled the previous action. If the child not been the subject of these types of actions, the papers can be filed in the County Court. If the child is 14 years of age or older, he or she must obtain a criminal history check and be fingerprinted from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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