Changing Your Name

This script discusses changing your name, including when you get married or divorced, as well as changing a child’s name. Topics include when do you need to apply for a legal name change, how you can apply for a legal change of name and if a name change be refused.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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last reviewed
January 2014 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)
Punjabi (PDF)

resource type
change of name, marriage, divorce, separation, changing a child's name, Dial-A-Law
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