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Indiana Code Title 34. Civil Law and Procedure § 34-28-2-2

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Sec. 2. (a)?The petition described in section 1 of this chapter must:

(1)?if applicable, include the information required by section 2.5 of this chapter;

(2)?in the case of a petition filed by a person described in section 2.5 of this chapter, be subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed):

(A)?under the penalties of perjury; ?and

(B)?before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths; ?and

(3)?be filed with the circuit court, superior court, or probate court of the county in which the person resides.

(b)?In the case of a parent or guardian who wishes to change the name of a minor child, the petition must be verified, and it must state in detail the reason the change is requested. ?In addition, except where a parent's consent is not required under IC 31-19-9, the written consent of a parent, or the written consent of the guardian if both parents are dead, must be filed with the petition.

(c)?Before a minor child's name may be changed, the parents or guardian of the child must be served with a copy of the petition as required by the Indiana trial rules.

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