How do I legally change my name in WA?

You must:

  1. Fill out a Petition for Change of Name. It must state all of these: Your current legal name and the name you want.
  2. File a Petition in the district court of the county where you live. You must show photo ID when you file.
  3. Schedule a hearing date. The clerk will schedule a date for you to appear before a judge.

How much does it cost to change your name in WA?

The fees to register a name change and apply for a change of name certificate: $185 Register a Change of Name (certificate not included) $53 Change a child’s name within 12 months of birth (includes replacement birth certificate) $53 Previously registered Change of Name Certificate (1957 onwards)

How do I get an affidavit in lieu of title in Washington state?

If your vehicle was last titled in the state of WA you can fill out an Affidavit in Lieu of Title in place of the original title. This document can be obtained at any Quick Title Office in your state. We ask that your license plates remain on the vehicle at the time of pick-up UNLESS they are personalized.

How do I change my last name after divorce in Washington State?

How to Change Your Name as Part of a Divorce

  1. Complete a Petition for Name Change form.
  2. File your form with the clerk of the King County District Court.
  3. Pay a fee ($172 as of July 2017, but check with the King County website for current prices)
  4. Wait for a hearing, where a judge will sign and approve your petition.

What is a good reason to change your name?

Whether it’s because of a recent religious conversion or simply to honor a person’s religious deity, name changes for religious reasons are quite common. Take, for example, Steve Kreuscher who changed his name to In God We Trust to honor the help God gave him during hard times.

Is an affidavit as good as a title?

The affidavit is a sworn statement of fact that specifies the seller of a property holds the title to it. In other words, it’s proof that the seller owns the property. It also attests that certain other facts about the property are correct—as sworn to by the seller and duly notarized.

Why do we take husband’s last name?

For some, taking their husband’s last name simply serves to solidify the commitment. It’s a gesture that leaves no room for doubt—changing their surname after marriage shows they’re all in. For others, taking their husbands’ surname is more about the status of the family unit—when there is a family unit to speak of.