Maine Legal Name Change





Below are the relevant state statutes, as well as links to the form petitions and instructions for obtaining a legal name change for yourself or a minor.

If, after reviewing the information below, you find the need for further legal assistance, you should visit this online legal service.

If you are seeking a marriage name change or a divorce name change, your marriage license or divorce decree can serve as your legal name change document. Thus you can proceed to Name Change Notification, the final step of the name change process. Otherwise, read the information below and follow the links to learn about obtaining a legal name change.


Maine State Code:

Sec. 1-701. Petition to change name. If a person desires to have that person’s name changed, the person may petition the judge of probate in the county where the person resides; or, if the person is a minor, that person’s legal custodian may petition in the person’s behalf, and the judge, after due notice, may change the name of the person and shall make and preserve a record of the name change. The fee for filing the petition is $25. [1997, c. 18, §2 (amd); §6 (aff).]

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