Texas

Name Change

Legal Resources

  • Adult Name Change Forms and Instructions in English and Spanish

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

    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