For the last 10 years my kid has called himself by a different name. All of his official records are under his legal name but nobody calls him that, ever. Most people don't know his real name.
He's going to be driving soon so I thought this would be a good time to change his name to what he's known by. All of the paperwork required to do this is online (http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/docs/FamilyCourt/NameChangePacket_ForMinorChildren.pdf) and it's all pretty straightforward except for one little item.
Please note, my husband and I, his parents, are happily married and living together.
So, on with the show...
On the day of the initial filing...
You now need to decide which method of service you will be using to serve the other parent or legal guardian, or both parents if you are not a parent of the child. Below are options for service. For more information on service see ORCP 7.
The other parent or legal guardian must receive a true copy of Form 3
& Form 4 and you must show proof of service to the court that the other
parent or legal guardian received the copies.
It goes on to note that the papers can be served by the Sheriff by a 3rd party service, by certified mail, OR
Consent of Other Parent or Legal Guardian
If the other parent or legal guardian voluntarily agrees to the Name Change, the other parent or legal guardian can complete Form 10. That person must sign Form 10 in front of a notary. The form must then be returned for filing with the Family Law Clerk in Room 211. (If the other parent or legal guardian lives in Multnomah County, he or she can come to Room 211 and have the Family Law Clerk notarize the signature with proper identification).
So I look at Form 10, thinking I can just have Mr. B fill it out, get it notarized, and I could file it with the rest of the papers at the initial visit when I notice this part of Form 10:
I have received a copy of the Name Change Petition and Notice of Name Change Hearing in the case described above. I hereby consent to the petition to change the child's name to: XXXX
Am I understanding correctly that Mr. B cannot sign Form 10 until he's been served with the papers?
This seems very circular and I'm a bit confused. Any help appreciated.
Edit: I don't know why my last bit is quoted within a quote. I've put no quote marks. It makes things look confusing...