Yes. You may open a civil name change case with a fee of $120. A name change packet is available from the Self-Help Law Center located at 13 6th Street South, (406) 205-0347, or from the Forms Section at www.courts.mt.gov/forms. Adults must publish in a newspaper for the statutorily required time but there is no publication requirement for a minor name change if both parents file a consent.
If the names of multiple children in one family are being changed, a separate petition must be filed for each child.