Kanye West to File for Name Change?

At the 2019 Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in New York, Kanye Omari West, joked that he wants to change his legal name. The 42-year-old rapper participated in a panel discussion with Yeezy footwear designer Steven Smith and made a few bold statements, including that he might legally change his name, “When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is,” he said. “It will be on the license plate.”

But what if Kanye really wanted to change his name? How would he go about getting a Name Change In California?

In California, you have the right to change your legal name for new one but there are certain things you need to know and follow. Below we provide you some general information to familiarize you with the name change procedure.

For a legal Name Change, one needs to complete and file a Petition for a Name Change with their local court.

When filing the name change forms a filing fee is required. In the California the filing fee is about $495 in addition to other expenses, such as publishing fees. One might have to pay a small surcharge depending on what county they are filing in. After the Petition for Name Change has been filed with the court, it is required to file a Notice with the local newspapers. This is done to allow anyone who might object to the new proposed name to come forward. Depending on the situation, the court may grant the Petition with or without a hearing,. If the judge approves the name change request, the court will issue a decree and the Name Change becomes official.

If you want to change you name or are looking to know more about legal name change you can read more here: https://www.hashemilaw.com/name-change-attorney/ 

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