- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Hey married Michigan bees, hoping you might be able to help me with something as I plan ahead:
I want to change my name to First Maiden NewLast (dropping Middle). I’ve seen some posts where it sounded like that needed a court order, but I only saw that for people who got married outside of Michigan. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this and could advise?
I also saw on the SOS site one area where it said to petition the court you had to have lived in your county for at least a year. I’m moving to a new county this summer and so now I’m just confused! Will I have to wait a year from when I move to be able to petition, or can I petition in my old county (even if I’m not still a resident)? Ugh… so confusing.
Thanks in advance!