A common feature after a divorce is that one spouse may choose to change their name. Further, a parent may also choose to change the child’s name too. Petitioning a court to change a child’s name is usually not difficult, all it requires is filling out a few basic forms that are downloadable for free. However, getting a judge to approve the name change is a different issue. This article will discuss the manner in which family court would handle changing a child’s name and the elements taken into consideration.