Gwinnett County Name Change - Notice Publication
Gwinnett County Name Change Notices are published in the Gwinnett Daily Post every Wednesday. Once a Petition for Name Change is filed with the Gwinnett County Superior Court clerk's office then a Notice of Name Change will usually be published on the first or second Wednesday following the date of filing.
You can check to see if your Notice of Name Change has been published yet by searching the Gwinnett Daily Post Legal Ads. Type in your name in the Search Box and if your Notice has been published then you will see your name. Click on your name to view the Notice. At the end of your Notice you will see the dates of the four consecutive weeks that the Notice will be published.
The Gwinnett Daily Post will file a Publisher's Affidavit with the clerk's office after the Notice has run in the paper for four consecutive weeks. The Affidavit is usually filed with the clerk's office within 10-14 days of the last date of publication.
Once the Publisher's Affidavit is filed with the Gwinnett County Superior Court clerk then the case is ready to be finalized. Some judges require a final hearing in order to sign the Final Order of Name Change and some judges will sign the Final Order of Name Change without requiring a final hearing if the proper Motion is filed.
The Name Change Process in Gwinnett County
Please refer to my previous article on the process of legally changing your name in Gwinnett County and the 7 Top Reasons to Legally Change Your Name.
If you live in Gwinnett County or in the Metro-Atlanta area and are considering a name change please contact Douglas W. Lewis by filling out and submitting the request form found on this page, or by calling our office at 770-682-3765 for a free initial phone consultation. Our office is located at 154 Stone Mountain Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Doug Lewis is a Lawrenceville-based Family Law attorney who for over twenty years has handled cases involving divorce, legitimation, paternity and child custody, name changes, personal injury, criminal defense, juvenile court, civil litigation and estate planning matters in the Gwinnett County and Metro-Atlanta area including Barrow, Walton, Jackson, Hall, Forsyth, Dekalb, Cobb and Fulton counties.