SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS LRSP 1. NAME CHANGES (a) Requirements. An applicant who applies to the court for a change of name, pursuant to RCW 4.24.130, must meet the following requirement: (1) Birth Certificate. A certified copy of any applicant and/or minor’s birth certificate or suitable identification must be presented to the clerk for verification and copying. (2) Photo Identification. The applicant shall be prepared to show photo identification at the time of the hearing. (3) Minors: Parental Consent. All applicants under eighteen (18) years of age must be represented by a parent or legal guardian and both biological or legal parents or guardians must approve the change of name either by personal appearance or by verified affidavit, unless good cause is shown. Both parents must have notice of the petition. (4) Separate Applications. Each applicant requesting a change of name must present a separate Change of Name Order and pay a separate filing fee and recording fee. [Effective September 1, 2002]
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