Illinois - Waiver of Name Change Publication

In Illinois, a Waiver of Name Change Publication is a legal document that allows an individual seeking to change their name to request an exemption from the requirement of publishing their name change in a newspaper. Typically, when someone wants to change their name, they must publish a notice of the name change in a local newspaper to notify the public.
However, in certain situations where there are concerns about safety, privacy, or other valid reasons, the individual can file a Waiver of Name Change Publication with the court. If the court approves the waiver, the person can proceed with their name change without the need for public notice through the newspaper publication.
1. Download the Document
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2. Make Service Payment
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Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
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4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.