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 requirements: B. Birth Certificate. A certified copy of any minor applicant's birth certificate or suitable identification must be presented to the clerk for verification and copying. C. 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 guardian must approve the change of name either by personal appearance or by verified affidavit, unless good cause is shown. D. Parental Notification. A parent or guardian who has not consented in writing to a minor's change of name and whose parental rights have not been previously terminated must be given actual notice or notice by publication as provided in CRLJ 4. E. Notice by Publication. Publication of a single notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the parent or guardian's last known residence shall be sufficient so long as the notice contains a hearing date, the name of the minor, the name the petitioner desires the child to assume, and sets for the reasons for requesting the change of name. F. Separate Applications. Each applicant requesting a change of name must present a separate Petition, Change of Name Order and pay a separate filing fee and recording fee. [Amended September 1, 2002, amended effective 2010]
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