Rhode Island Legal Name Change Forms and Information

For an Rhode Island legal name change in through court order follow these steps:

  1. Download the Rhode Island legal name change form template;
  2. Review the general Legal Name Change and Rhode Island legal name change instructions carefully; and
  3. File in your local Rhode Island state court.

Rhode Island Legal Name Change State Laws:

Sec. 33-22-28 Name change. In every petition for change of name in the probate court, the judge shall grant or deny the petition without consideration of presence or absence of spousal consent.

Sec. 15-7-15 Decree of change of name. If, in a petition for the adoption of a child, a change of the child’s name is requested, the court, upon decreeing the adoption, may also decree the change of name and grant a certificate thereof.

State Name Change Petition and Instructions