In the State of Maryland, name changes require the filing of a petition with the court and subsequent publication in local newspapers to notify all interested persons of the change.  A name change can be completed in approximately ninety (90) days. 


Name changes will only be granted for purposes that do not indicate fraud, misrepresentation or an illegal purpose.  A name change may also be had as part of a divorce action.  Should you wish to change your name, we can assist you in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

  •     Current birth certificate

  •     Any and all marriage certificates

  •     Any and all divorce decrees

  •     Two forms of identification, one of which must be from the department of motor vehicles, the U.S. Passport office, military ID, or government ID.

  •     A credit report received within thirty (30) days of your initial consultation.  You may obtain a credit report from Experian, Equifax  and Transunion.

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North Oak Professional Park
3034 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD  20716

(301) 390-9060 - Phone
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Name Change

Required Documentation for Initial Consultation