Gwinnett County Name Change

Posted by Doug Lewis | Apr 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Douglas W. Lewis, Lawrenceville Attorney – Gwinnett Family Law, Legitimation, Paternity, Divorce, and Custody.


If you are over eighteen (18) years old, live in Gwinnett County and want to change your name then you will need to file a Petition to Change Name of an Adult in the Gwinnett County Superior Court.

Gwinnett County Name Change Law
Is It Time for A Name Change?

I have handled many name change cases during my over twenty years of practice in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  As the attorney for the Petitioner I will promptly collect the necessary information from you in order to properly prepare the required documents which include, the Petition to Change Name of Adult, Verification form, Case Filing Information form, Notice of Petition to Change Name of Adult, Final Order, and Case Disposition Information form.  In most instances we will file your Petition for Name Change within 24-48 hours of being hired and receiving your information.

In addition to my fee there will be two initial court costs which consist of the Gwinnett County Superior Court clerk's eFiling fees of $241.00 and a publication fee of $80.00 which goes to pay the Gwinnett Daily Post to publish the Notice for four consecutive weeks.

After the publication of the Notice has ran for four consecutive weeks in the Gwinnett Daily Post a final hearing date will be scheduled before a Gwinnett County Superior Court judge.  At the hearing the judge will review the Petition and ask any questions he or she may have.  If the judge approves of the name change then the Petition will be granted and the judge will sign the Final Order changing your name.

I strongly suggest obtaining at least two certified copies of the Final Order as it is your proof that your name has been officially changed.  (The clerk charges a nominal amount for certified copies).

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What Needs to Be Done Once the Name Change Order Has Been Signed By the Judge

After the Final Order has been filed I also suggest that you consider notifying the following agencies and companies about your name change:

Social Security Administration;

Georgia Department of Public Safety in regards to your driver's license;

Your bank and/or credit union;

Your employer; and,

Your creditors.

You will also need to think about changing your name on your passport and possibly your birth certificate.  If you were born in Georgia, then you will need to contact the Georgia Bureau of Vital Records at 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, ​Atlanta, GA 30349.

If you or a family member or a friend have any questions about having your name changed as an adult in Gwinnett County, or in any other County in the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Walton, Barrow, Hall and Forsyth counties, then please do not hesitate to immediately call attorney Doug Lewis at770-682-3765 for a free initial telephone consultation.

Lawrenceville Attorney Douglas W. Lewis has over twenty years of experience in Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Metro area handling divorce, legitimation, paternity and child custody cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, criminal defense, civil litigation cases and estate planning matters.  If you have any questions please call the Lawrenceville office for a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an office consultation.  You can contact attorney Doug Lewis by telephone at 770-682-3765, via email.  Client reviews can be found on Mr. Lewis' Google page, Avvo page, and on his website.

About the Author

Doug Lewis

Doug is an experienced trial lawyer and advocate with a particular emphasis in family law, civil litigation and criminal defense matters.  As a family lawyer, he has represented a wide range of clients in nearly every type of situation, including, complex and simple divorces, custody disputes, contentious move away proceedings, modification of child support and custody cases, contempt actions and restraining/protective order proceedings.


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