Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

Name Change

I have purchased the necessary forms to change my name in the state of IL. I must publish my Notice to File Petition For Change of Name in the newspaper once a week for three weeks. Can it be any newspaper? The local paper? Or does it have to be a ''legal/law'' type of paper?

Asked on 3/23/09, 9:10 pm

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Lesley Hoenig Lesley A. Hoenig, Attorney at Law
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Re: Name Change

The local paper that has a legal notices section in their classifieds section should be sufficient. If you go to the paper and ask about it, they'll probably know what you are talking about.

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Answered on 3/23/09, 9:20 pm

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