Who May Petition the Court to Change their Name?
Answer: Pursuant to the New Mexico Statutes, any New Mexico resident over the age of fourteen years may petition the district court in the district where he or she resides for a legal name change.
Is there a Publication requirement?
Answer: Yes. When filing the petition for a name change in New Mexico, the petitioner must also file proof of publication.
What is the Procedure for Children Under the Age of Fourteen?
Answer: Section 40-8-1 of the New Mexico Statutes provides the name change petition for a child under the age of fourteen must be filed by the child's parent or guardian. There must be notice to both legal parents of the child.