Name Change

Here you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you .Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own. Please be advised that not every court in the state will accept all of the following forms.  

 

Forms for Name Change Petition and Decree

(After clicking on the link, please scroll down to find the forms)

http://www.selegal.org/Family%20Law.htm  

 

National

Change a name on a Social Security card

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/315/~/change-a-name-on-a-social-security-card

 

Statewide

How do I get my birth certificate?

http://health.state.tn.us/vr/index.htm

 

How do I get my birth certificate (or other certificate) corrected?

http://health.state.tn.us/vr/Corrected.shtml

 

Tennessee Driver’s License Name Change

http://www.tn.gov/safety/driverlicense/dlnamechange.shtml

 

 

East Tennessee

Forms for Name Change Petition and Decree

http://www.selegal.org/Family%20Law.htm

 

Hamilton County Clerk and Master Forms – Forms 55, 64, 86, 87

http://www.hamiltontn.gov/courts/ClerkMaster/Forms/default.htm

Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. To call someone in YOUR county click the “FIND REPRESENTATION” link below.

 

Middle Tennessee

Davidson County Petition for Adult and Minor Name Changes & Birth Certificate Corrections

http://chanceryclerkandmaster.nashville.gov/portal/page/portal/chanceryClerkAndMaster/forms#Petition for Name Change of Adult

Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. To call someone in YOUR county click the “FIND REPRESENTATION” link below.

 

Memphis

Shelby County Probate Court: Name Change Procedures

http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?nid=227

 

Petition for Adult Name Change

http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/534

 

Petition for Minor Name Change

http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/535

Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. To call someone in YOUR county click the “FIND REPRESENTATION” link below.

 

Additional Resources

FORMS:

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

http://www.tncourts.gov/forms-publications

 

LEGAL ADVICE:

Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

http://www.onlinetnjustice.org/

 

FIND REPRESENTATION:

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

http://www.tals.org/search-help

 

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

 

 

 

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