For an Connecticut legal name change in through court order follow these steps:
- Download the Connecticut legal name change form template;
- Review the general Legal Name Change and Connecticut legal name change instructions carefully; and
- File in your local Connecticut state court.
Connecticut Legal Name Change State Laws:
Sec. 52-11. Complaints for change of name. The superior court in each judicial district shall have jurisdiction of complaints praying for a change of name, brought by any person residing in the judicial district, and may change the name of the complainant, who shall thereafter be known by the name prescribed by said court in its decree.
(1949 Rev., S. 7756; P.A. 76-436, S. 176, 681; P.A. 78-33, S. 2; 78-280, S. 1, 127.)
History: P.A. 76-436 added reference to judicial districts, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 78-33 and P.A. 78-280 replaced “county” with “judicial district” or deleted reference to counties as necessary to reflect transfer of jurisdiction from counties to judicial districts.
If the applicant for a change of name resides in the county where the proceeding is brought, the fact that the applicant’s technical domicile may be in another state does not deprive the court of jurisdiction. 142 C. 309. Cited. 17 CA 627633. Cited. 32 CS 1.