Texas

Name Change

Legal Resources

  • Adult Name Change Forms and Instructions in English and Spanish PDF

    Read this step by step brochure if you are changing the name of an adult in Texas. Content Detail

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Birth and Death Record Amendment Forms

    Click on this link to request an application to change or amend a birth certificate, after the judge has signed an order changing your or child's name. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Child's Name Change and Instructions (English & Spanish)

    Free Forms: The Child's Name Change packet includes forms and an explanation of who may request a name change of a child and how it is done. Instrucciones para el cambio de nombre acordado de un menor Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Default Judgment

    These forms explain what you need to do to get a final judgment when the other party will not respond to the lawsuit or appear in court. This kit includes instructions and explanations about what you must do, a checklist for the forms you need, and the actual forms you can use. Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • General Affidavit (free form) PDF

    A General Affidavit is a written statement, sworn to be true, giving specific reasons to support the things you are asking a judge to do. It is required when you ask the court for "extraordinary" or extra special relief like removing someone from a home or protecting children from an abusive parent These forms have instructions on how to complete the affidavit and a blank affidavit form. Content Detail

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • Paternity

    Click on this link to request an amendment, adding or changing the father's name on your child's birth certificate. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services