There are many compelling reasons why parents choose to file name change petitions on behalf of their minor children:
In some instances - particularly when a child has a distant relationship with the other parent - the child has expressed a desire to share the same last name as the custodial parent and other family members with whom he or she resides.
Sometimes, a minor's birth certificate does not accurately reflect the name that the child currently uses. In some instances, a child has been widely known by his or her middle name, or a nickname, and now wishes to legally use name that as a legal first name.
In other instances, a child was born in a foreign country (or to foreign born parents) and is uncomfortable with a name that is difficult to pronounce, or, in extreme situations, causes ridicule or embarrassment.
Regardless of why you wish to file a minor name change petition, MichiganNameChange.com has all of the forms that you need, plus easy to file instructions, for immediate download. Get started now, with everything that you need to easily and quickly change your child's name!