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Connecticut Name Change Law
Sec. 52-11. Complaints for change of name.
The superior court in each judicial district shall have jurisdiction of complaints praying for a change of name, brought by any person residing in the judicial district, and may change the name of the complainant, who shall thereafter be known by the name prescribed by said court in its decree.
(1949 Rev., S. 7756; P.A. 76-436, S. 176, 681; P.A. 78-33, S. 2; 78-280, S. 1, 127.)
History: P.A. 76-436 added reference to judicial districts, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 78-33 and P.A. 78-280 replaced "county" with "judicial district" or deleted reference to counties as necessary to reflect transfer of jurisdiction from counties to judicial districts.
See Sec. 45a-99 regarding concurrent jurisdiction of probate court in matters concerning change of name. See Secs. 45a-736, 45a-737 regarding change of name of adopted persons. See Sec. 46b-1(6) regarding jurisdiction of superior court concerning complaints for change of name. See Sec. 46b-63 regarding jurisdiction of superior court to restore former wife's birth name or former name following decree dissolving marriage.
If the applicant for a change of name resides in the county where the proceeding is brought, the fact that the applicant's technical domicile may be in another state does not deprive the court of jurisdiction. 142 C. 309. Cited. 17 CA 627633. Cited. 32 CS 1.