Family law WorkgroupAny adult who wants to change his or her name can do so by filing a petition for change of name with the court in the county where they live. Generally, this is done without much questioning by the judge, but a court appearance may be required.

Asking the court to change the name of a minor can be far more complex because there may be other people who do not wish for the child’s name changed. Changing the name of a child does not change any legal responsibilities of the parents. For example, a parent who is paying child support must continue to do so.

This section contains links that offer information about name change law in Arkansas. There are pdf fact sheets and pdf forms to help you better understand family law in Arkansas. 

See these resources to learn how to file a petition to change your name or the name of your child.


OTHER RESOURCES (Other Websites)

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