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It isn't unusual for people with privacy concerns to seek to have a legal name change. Moreover, if a person is a victim of a crime, such as identity theft, credit card fraud, or stolen tax returns, there may be a big impetus to obtain a fresh identity which isn't tainted by the past. The victim may be seeking protection from a stranger, or even someone that is close to them.

Whether the cause be identity theft, an abusive domestic partner, or any other matter of personal privacy, a name change can often aid in one’s moving on from unfortunate past events. It is important to note that while most name changes are a matter of public record, one can request that a name change be sealed by the court in order to preserve their safety.


Irrespective of your personal impetus to obtain a legal name change, trust the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC to guide you though the process with due respect, sensitivity, and care. We understand that people are changing their names for a multitude of reasons which may be very personal to them. Unlike some other law firms, we do not utilize a "one size fits all" approach, rather we take the time to evaluate our client's particular circumstances so that we can tailor our representation to suit our client's unique situations.

If you're unfamiliar with navigating the NYC courts, and this is your first time seeking a name change, having an attorney to guide you through the process can make a big difference. Our lawyers can ensure that the petition is properly complete, that all necessary documents and affidavits are attached, and that the packet is filed properly with the respective courts. The price to hire an attorney is usually well worth the trouble spared by having experienced legal counsel by your side.

For help with getting a name change due to religious reasons, contact the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC at (888) 301-0584.

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