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 as your web browser.

If you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, do NOT fill out these forms directly within your browser. You MUST first SAVE or DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you start to fill it out. If you fill out a form on these browsers, 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 changed after you complete it. You flatten the form in one of two ways:

  1. If you completed the form in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer as your web browser, select the "Print" button on the form, and when the "Print" menu pops up, choose "Save as PDF." Save the form to your computer and use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  2. If you downloaded the form as a PDF and used adobe to complete it, go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" from the printer dropdown menu.  You will be told to save the form. Use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  3. Before you e-file any form you have "flattened," open the form to make sure it is not blank and looks the way you want it to look.
 

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