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At a glance: What Oklahoma law says on name changes

At a glance: What Oklahoma law says on name changes
Oklahoman Published: September 16, 2012
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AT A GLANCE

What law says on name changes

Under Oklahoma law, a judge must grant a petition for a name change unless the judge finds “the change is sought for an illegal or fraudulent purpose” or a material statement in the petition is false.

The person seeking the name change must include in the petition “a clear and concise statement of the reasons for the desired change” and “a positive statement that the change is not sought for any illegal or fraudulent purpose, or to delay or hinder creditors.”

by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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