The Atkins Law Firm, P.A. can assist you with handling your legal name change in South Carolina. There are several administrative matters that must be taken care of prior to filing the petition for a legal name change such as obtaining a criminal background check and a report from the Department of Social Services indicating whether you are listed on their registry of child abuse or neglect.
Often times, a name change will require a hearing before a Family Court judge before the request will be granted.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the possibilities of having your name legally changed in South Carolina, please call our office at 864-735-8699.