Q: Can a lawyer help a former runaway get their identification as an adult (30+ years old) if the family will not help?
Child Ranaway in 1999 just trying to get identification after living off grid. Family refuses to help she has been begging them for over a year time
A: If the individual is 30 years, they can certainly hire an attorney to petition the Court for a name change. With a Court order name change, the 30 year old will be able to change their name with the Social Security System. And, in some States, with a Court Order, you can update your Birth Certificate with the Court ordered name change.
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