File a Waiver of Name Change Publication
In Illinois, a Waiver of Name Change Publication is a legal document that allows an individual seeking to change their name to request an exemption from the requirement of publishing their name change in a newspaper. Typically, when someone wants to change their name, they must publish a notice of the name change in a local newspaper to notify the public.
However, in certain situations where there are concerns about safety, privacy, or other valid reasons, the individual can file a Waiver of Name Change Publication with the court. If the court approves the waiver, the person can proceed with their name change without the need for public notice through the newspaper publication.
1. Download the Document
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to download the document(s) and complete them.
2. Make Service Payment
Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
Please send us the document(s) via email to email@example.com
, and please ensure to thoroughly review the document before returning it to us.
4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.