Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 41 deals with proceedings to change names. Any person who desires to have his or her name changed, and/or a child’s name changed, must file a verified petition in the county in which the person, or child, resides. If a parent is seeking a name change of a minor child, a Guardian ad Litem must be appointed by the Court. While not a complete bar to a name change, a name change may be denied if the individual seeking the name change has ever been convicted of a felony. A petition for name change must be published in a newspaper of general circulation once a week for three (3) successive weeks, unless publication of the change of name would place the person’s, or child’s, personal safety at risk. Provided no written objection to the name change is received, the Court will make an order changing the name as requested in the petition.
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