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File #: 18-202    Version: 1
Type: Form Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 10/5/2018 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 11/30/2018 Final action: 11/30/2018
Title: Civil Practice and Procedure: Name Change and Gender Change Forms (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20181130-18-202
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Civil Practice and Procedure: Name Change and Gender Change Forms (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee recommends adopting and revising various Judicial Council Name Change forms to reflect recently enacted legislative amendments that go into effect January 1, 2019. Assembly Bill 3250 adds new requirements for issuance and service of orders to show cause in certain name change and gender change proceedings initiated by parents or guardians, as well as requiring new judicial findings in gender change proceedings brought by guardians. Assembly Bill 2201 adds a new category of petitioners (those seeking to avoid human trafficking) to those who may seek confidential name changes. The advisory committee recommends that the forms be revised, and two additional forms adopted without circulation so that the forms will be correct under the new laws when they become effective.
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Recommendation
Recommendation
To implement statutory changes enacted in Assembly Bill 3250 and Assembly Bill 2201, the Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee recommends that the Judicial Council, effective January 1, 2019:

1. Adopt:
* Declaration of Guardian or Dependency Attorney (Supplemental Attachment to Form NC-500) (form NC-510G), to provide the information guardians and guardians ad litem are required under the new law to include in such petitions; and
* Order Recognizing Minor's Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate and Decree Changing Name (form NC-530G), to reflect the findings required under the new law in orders on petitions brought by guardians; and

2. Revise:
* Instructions for Filing a Petition for Change of Name (form NC-100-INFO), to reflect the changes in law as to who can apply for confidential name changes (those seeking to avoid human trafficking) and who must be served with notice of the order to show cause (OSC);
* Proof of Service of Order to Show Cause (form NC-121), to reflect ...

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