Approved Statewide Forms - Name Change Forms

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.

IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms. Additionally, the forms work best if you access them using Microsoft Edge (recommended) or Internet Explorer 11 (if supported by your OS) as your web browser.  If you use Chrome, do NOT fill out these forms directly within the Chrome browser.  You MUST first SAVE or DOWNLOAD each form to your computer before you start to fill it out.  If you fill out a form within the Chrome browser, you will not be able to save your progress.

E-filing: If you are e-filing any of these forms, you will need to “flatten” the form so it cannot be edited after you complete it. You flatten the form by selecting the “Print” button on the form, and then, once the "Print" menu pops up, select “Save as PDF.” Once you have flattened the form by saving to PDF, you are ready to e-file it.

 

Name Change (Adult)

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Odyssey Guide and File also offers you a similar guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic. The program will complete the forms for you and help you e-file. It is free to use.

Form Title
Notes
Suggestions?
Approved 06/20
Approved 03/20
Approved 12/19
Approved 03/20
Approved 01/18
Motion to Waive Notice & Publication (Request for Name Change)
Approved 01/19
Order to Waive Publication
Approved 01/19

 

Name Change (Minor)

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.
Form Title 
Notes
Suggestions?
Approved 01/19
Approved 01/19
Approved 01/19
Approved 01/19
Approved 01/19
Approved 09/19
Approved 03/18
Approved 03/18
Approved 03/18
Approved 02/17
Motion to Waive Notice & Publication (Request or Name Change)
Approved 12/18
Order to Waive Publication
Approved 12/18