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Forms and guides for New Yorkers who would like to legally change their names, and information on fee waivers in name-change proceedings.


  • List of NYC Newspapers Designated to Publish Legal Notices Including Name Changes (Housing Works, 2006)

  • NYC Civil Court Name Change Order Form (Urban Justice Center, 2005)

  • NYC Civil Court Name Change Petition (Urban Justice Center, 2005)

  • Sample Affadavit for Court Fee Waiver for Indigent Client (The Bronx Defenders, 2005)

  • Sample Letter to Court Clerk re: Court fee waiver (The Bronx Defenders, 2004)

  • So, You Want to Change Your Name (The Door Legal Services, 2000)

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