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Could Chelsea Manning Have Received A Legal Name Change in Florida?

A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Post reported that an army soldier convicted of leaking classified materials had changed her legal name from Bradley Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.  Ms. Manning’s name change has come after her public acknowledgment that she … Continue reading

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Athletes Have Changed Their Legal Name…And So Can You

There are many athletes who, for various reasons, have changed their legal names. Basketball star Ron Artest changed his legal name to Metta World Peace to “inspire and bring youth together all around the world.” Football player Chad Johnson became … Continue reading

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Born Outside of Florida? You Can Still Get a Legal Name Change.

I recently had a conversation where a woman told me that she wanted to get a name change.  She had lived in Florida for the past 5 years, but she was born in New York City, and she was wondering … Continue reading

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How Long does a Florida Legal Name Change Take?

One of the first questions I am always asked by potential clients who are seeking to change their legal name in Tampa Bay or elsewhere in Florida is how long it will take. First, it depends on whether you retain … Continue reading

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