For any number of reasons an individual may change wish to change his or her legal name. One example is in a divorce (or dissolution of marriage), where it is common for a spouse to change his or her name back to the name used prior to the marriage. But sometimes people forget, or change their minds later. And there are other reasons for a legal name change, too. Under both Kansas law
and Missouri law
, there are specific requirements that must be met before a court will legally change a name. If you, a family member, or a friend live in Jackson County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Platte County, Cass County, Clay County, Miami County, or another county in the Kansas City metro area, and need assistance changing a name with the court, contact The Flynn Law Firm for assistance.