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This section of PALawHelp.org has information
and resources about Name Change issues
in Pennsylvania
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  • Changing Your Name

    MidPenn Legal Services provides information and a self-help packet for changing your name in Pennsylvania. The packet of forms is available in PDF format below. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Name Change in PA for Adults

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview of the procedure in changing an adult's name in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Name Change in PA for Minor Children

    Informational brochure from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview of the procedure in changing a minor child's name in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Dauphin County Self Help Center

    Information on the Dauphin County Pro Se Litigant Self Help Center where forms and instructions are available. Content Detail

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    Dauphin County
  • Lehigh County: Name Change - Self Help Center of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

    The Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas provides this informational section for reference and research purposes. This section explains the basic forms and steps needed to legally change your name and/or the name(s) of your minor child(ren). A person must petition the court for a name change, and the court can then decide whether or not to grant it. Content Detail

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    Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
  • How do I change my name on my Social Security card?

    Social Security answers your questions about changing your name on your Social Security card. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Name Change

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the legal issues related to changing your name Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Adams County Self Help Center: Information for Representing Yourself in Court

    Adams County Court of Common Pleas Self-Help Center. The Court, in conjunction with the Adams County Bar Association and its committees, has provided materials to help individuals represent themselves, pro se, in some legal proceedings. Included are materials on procedures in Family Law, Civil, Juvenile and Orphans Court. Content Detail

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    Adams County Bar Association
  • Custody - Myths & Facts

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on the true facts regarding child custody law. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • How to Change Your Name

    This guide from the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project is intended to provide information that will allow those wishing to change their names to do so without the need for an attorney. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center - Lancaster County

    Located on the first floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse, the Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July 2004. The main purpose of the center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions. Read More

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    Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • Name Change Procedure - Erie County

    This is a self-help guide from the Erie County Court of Common Pleas on the procedure to change your name. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Erie County Court of Common Pleas
  • Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

    Costs to record, or “file” documents such as the complaint, vary from the type of document, or pleading, to the county in which you begin your case. Some court filing costs may be in the hundreds of dollars. If you cannot afford to pay these fees to the court, you will need to complete this form, In Forma Pauperis, a Latin term, referring to someone who cannot pay. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts