Can I change my name while on unsupervised probation?

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Can I change my name while on unsupervised probation?

If I wish to legally change my name though am currently on unsupervised “good behavior” probation, As I provide detail that my changing of name would be for cultural, family-based, and personal preference, and not for fraudulent purposes, how likely will it be that the application is accepted by the court(s)? Basically I am asking, how seriously will my probationer status affect the chances of it being accepted?

Asked on January 20, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should notify the probation officer, as well as the court to get approval. The court may or may not agree, depending on the situation.


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