Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Discuss What You Need to Know About Making a Name Change

By: Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 10, 2024 - PRLog -- Thinking about changing your name? You're not alone. Many people choose a new name for various reasons, from personal preference to reflecting a new identity after a life change.

In Michigan, the process typically takes 4-6 months and varies slightly depending on your county. Here's a quick overview:
  • It's a Multi-Step Process: Expect fees, filing a petition with the court, a background check, a hearing, and fingerprinting.
  • Court Approval is Needed: A judge ensures your name change isn't fraudulent (avoiding debts or criminal history).
  • Birth Certificate Update: Legal name change doesn't update your birth certificate. A separate application to Michigan DHHS is required.

Learn more regarding changing your name in Michigan here (

For more information or to speak to a family law attorney in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please contact Steven Tramontin at 734-665-4441 or fill out our contact form.

About Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.: Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is one of the oldest law firms in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Founded in 1948, Pear Sperling has adapted with the ever-changing needs of clients and flourished into a well-respected and successful law firm, trusted by clients, judges and other attorneys. Top Rated Michigan Superlawyers®, AV® rated, and their attorneys are held to the highest rating possible based on peer review.

Marty Bodnar
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