North Dakota name change for transgender people

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North Dakota law

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/statutes/cent-code.html

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/cencode/t32c28.pdf

Process for Name Change

1. Take name change form to Clerk of District Court, pay fee (approximately $80) and get a Docket number.
2. Place an ad in the Grand Forks Herald, wait 30 days for any replies.
3. Obtain receipt and affidavit from Grand Forks Herald whether there were any replies or not. (Cost approximately $20)
4. Take receipt and "Petition for Name Change" to District Court to be signed by the District Court Judge.

GRAND FORKS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

NORTH DAKOTA

IN RE PETITION OF ) CIVIL NO. ___________

)

_________________ ) ORDER FOR CHANGE

) OF NAME

)

FOR CHANGE OF NAME )

The Court, having read and considered the Petition of _________________________ for change of name, and being satisfied of the truth of the allegations set forth in the Petition; that thirty (30) days notice of the intended application has been given in accordance with North Dakota Century Code 32-28-02; that there exists proper and reasonable cause for such change of name; that no objections were filed to the proposed change of name; and that others will not be prejudiced thereby;

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the name of Petitioner be, and the same hereby is, changed from _______________________________to _______________________________

Dated this _______day of ____________, (Year)

BY THE COURT:

____________________________________

Judge of District Court

GRAND FORKS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

NORTH DAKOTA

IN RE PETITION OF ) CIVIL NO. ___________

)

_________________ ) PETITION FOR CHANGE

) OF NAME

)

FOR CHANGE OF NAME )

___________________________, pursuant to North Dakota Century Code, §32-28-02, hereby petitions this Court for leave to change Petitioner’s name from ___________________________ to ___________________________.

In support of said, Petitioner would show the Court as follow

1. Petitioner is, and has been, a bona fide resident of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, for at least six (6) months prior to the filing of the Petition for Change of Name and presently resides at _______________________________________________________________________.

2. That Petitioner desires a change of name from ___________________ to _____________ and there exists proper and reasonable cause for such change of name as follows: For personal reasons, Petitioner wishes to change his/her surname to that of his/her husband/wife.
3. Thirty (30) days notice of Petitioner’s intent to petition this Court for a change of name will be given by publication in the Grand Forks Herald, a newspaper printed in the Northeast Central Judicial District.
4. Such proposed change of name shall not affect or alter any action or legal proceedings now pending, or any right, title or interest whatsoever.
5. This name change is not sought with the intent to, nor for the purpose of, defrauding creditors or any other parties.

WHEREFORE, Petitioner prays that, after proper notice, the Court enter an Order allowing a change of name from ________________________ to __________________________ .

Date this _________ day of ______________, (Year)

Petitioner

Subscribed and sworn to before me this _______ day of __________, (Year)______

Notary Public

SAMPLE OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

IN DISTRICT COURT,

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

IN RE: PETITION OF

(NAME)

FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CIVIL NO. (DOCKET #)

NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that (name) of (address),

(City), (State), intends to change his/her name from (old name) to (new name).

Objections may be filed with the Clerk of District Court, within thirty(30)

Days of the date of publication.

BY: (Name), Pro Se

(Address)

(City, State)

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND SHOULD BE USED AS AN INFORMATIVE TOOL ONLY. LEGAL COUNSEL SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

Precedent for transsexuals

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