If the name change is due to a divorce, the legal name change is typically granted as part of the divorce decree when the court grants the divorce.
If the name change is not associated with a marriage, there are specific disclosures, and which must be included in the petition which must be verifiable by the court, including:
Florida Law does not discriminate against those with a felony conviction in allowing a legal name change. However, the criminal record of the individual seeking the legal name change will be transferred to stay with the new name the individual has chosen to take.
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