Bronx, NY asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New York

Q: My 86 year old mother was raised as Ann, her mothers name-her birth certificate however, is Margaret

Her SS card, Medicare card, everything is "Ann" How can I get a legal name change if she already is known as Ann, except on her birth certificate? Any advice greatly appreciated

1 Lawyer Answer

Michael David Siegel

Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Name changes are meant to be done yourself, i.e. DIY or pro se. The clerk in Civil Court in the Bronx (assuming that is where your mother lives) has the forms. It is easy.

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