Name Changes

Do you have a desire to officially change your name?  There are many reasons why people wish to change their names.  They range from having the desire to take on an adoptive parent’s last name to simply wanting to be known by a different name.  The good news is that under Pennsylvania law you can change your name for virtually any reason.  However, there are some limited instances when the Courts will deny a name change.  This generally occurs when it appears that a person desiring a name change is changing their name in order to commit fraud or to evade creditors or the payment of taxes. 

In order to ensure that individuals are changing their names for an acceptable purpose, the process for changing a name can be somewhat complex, confusing and cumbersome for the inexperienced.  Oftentimes, individuals who begin the process on their own eventually give up in frustration.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Attorney Kessler has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the name change process from filing the initial petition to representing you at the Name Change Hearing that is required in every instance.

If you have a desire to change your name, contact Attorney Kessler to set up a consultation.