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Rhode Island Name Change Center

The Rhode Island Name Change Law Center is a resource on changing your name in the State of Rhode Island for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

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TITLE 33 Probate practice and procedure.

CHAPTER 33-22 Practice in Probate Courts

SECTION 33-22-28

33-22-28 Name change. In every petition for change of name in the probate court, the judge shall grant or deny the petition without consideration of presence or absence of spousal consent.

15-7-15 Decree of change of name. If, in a petition for the adoption of a child, a change of the child's name is requested, the court, upon decreeing the adoption, may also decree the change of name and grant a certificate thereof.