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Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (California)

This form is show cause for change of name in California. The form provided here is simply a sample of what the actual form looks like.

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FOR COURT USE ONLY

PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY (Name, state bar number, and address):

________________________

________________________

TELEPHONE NO.: ________________________

FAX NO. (Optional): ________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional): ________________________

ATTORNEY FOR (Name): ________________________

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF _____________________

STREET ADDRESS: ________________________

MAILING ADDRESS: ________________________

CITY AND ZIP CODE: ________________________

BRANCH NAME: ________________________

PETITION OF (Names of each petitioner): ________________________ FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: ________________________

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner (name of each): ________________________ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:

Present name ________________________

To Proposed name ________________________

Present name ________________________

To Proposed name ________________________

Present name ________________________

To Proposed name ________________________

Present name ________________________

To Proposed name ________________________

2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: ________________________

Time: ________________________

Dept.: ________________________

Room: ________________________

3. a. ____ A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county (specify newspaper): ________________________

b. ____ Other (specify): ________________________

The address of the court is same as noted above other (specify):

________________________

Date: ________________________

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ________________________


NOTE: When a Petition for Change of Name has been filed for a child and the other parent, if living, does not join in consenting to the name change, the petitioner must have a notice of the time and place of the hearing or a copy of the Order to Show Cause served on the other parent not less than 30 days prior to the hearing under Code of Civil Procedure section 413.10, 414.10, 415.10, or 415.40. If a petition to change the name of a child has been filed by a guardian, the guardian must (1) provide notice of the hearing to any living parent of the child by personal service at least 30 days before the hearing, or (2) if either or both parents are deceased or cannot be located, serve notice of the hearing on the child's grandparents, if living, not less than 30 days before the hearing under Code of Civil Procedure section 413.10, 414.10, 415.10, or 415.40. (This Note is included for the information of the petitioner and shall not be included in the Order to Show Cause published in the newspaper.)

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