NAME CONFORMITY ACTION
NAME CONFORMITY ACTION
WHAT IS A NAME CONFORMITY ACTION?
An Application to Conform Legal Name is appropriately filed when an individual has a misspelling, inconsistency, or other error of their legal name on one or more of their identity documents which cause a discrepancy in their chain of identity. It is appropriately filed in Trumbull County by an adult who has been a resident of Trumbull County for at least 60 days immediately preceding the filing of the Application or by a parent, legal guardian, legal custodian or guardian ad litem of a minor when the minor has been a resident of Trumbull County for at least 60 days immediately preceding the filing of the Application.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
The Court collects a deposit of $112.00 when the application is filed. However, there may be additional costs billed to the Applicant depending on the circumstances. You may call the Court with your case number prior to the hearing to find out what the balance due will be.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
An adult filing an Application to Conform Legal Name must obtain a WEBCHECK from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and make arrangements to have the results sent to the Court. In most instances, the BCI is all that will be needed, but in some circumstances the Court may order the FBI search.
The following additional documents must be filed as to the person whose chain of identity is being addressed:
Certified copy of birth certificate
Copy of state issued identification card or driver’s license
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of driver’s license
Copy of passport
Copy of other identity document that is at issue
The Applicant must also file an Affidavit in Support of Application to Conform Legal Name (must be notarized).
If the filing concerns a minor, a consent from each of the minor’s parents on the form available on the Court’s website must be filed or service will need to be issued to them.
If the identity of one of the child’s parents is unknown, the Applicant must file an Affidavit of Unknown Parent which is available on the Court’s website.
In the event that an Application to Conform Legal Name is approved, the Applicant will receive a certified copy of the Judgment Entry Conforming Legal Name. Additional copies can be purchased for $1.10 each. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to take the Judgment Entry to the appropriate entities to address the issue in the chain of identity.
The Probate Court accepts payment by cash, check, or money order. The Court does not accept payment by debit or credit cards.