If your situation is not addressed or if you would like to verify the information needed, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.
Note: We reserve the right to accept or decline requests using information you provide or we may require that additional court records be obtained to process the amendment in order to insure that we are in compliance with the state statutes and regulations.
You will need to follow the procedure above regarding changing the child’s name to the father’s/parent 2’s name. Contact the clerk of district court to set up an appointment to use this form.
You will need to take a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate with you and some form of identification for both parents. This form can also be used to correct the spellings of a parent or parents’ names.
The following are different situations from which you can choose the one which best describes your circumstance. If you want to change the child’s last name to that of either parent’s name, and the child is under the age of 18 years old, the parents need to appear before a judge of district court in any Kansas county and complete a called a VS211. You are not required to have an attorney to appear before the judge and there is no court cost.
Contact the clerk of district court to set up an appointment to use this form. You may need an attorney or legal assistance for this procedure.
Answer: It will depend on what last name you want your child to have.This procedure also applies to hyphenating the child’s last name with both parent’s names. If you want to change the child’s last name to that of either parent’s name and there is a second parent listed on the birth certificate, you need to follow the same procedure as in section one above. If you want to change the child’s last name to the currently listed parent’s maiden surname, and there is no second parent listed on the birth certificate, and the currently listed parent was not married to anyone during her pregnancy, the currently listed parent can appear before a judge of the district court in any Kansas county and complete a called a VS211. We will also need additional information on the father/parent 2: full name, date of birth, place of birth, race, highest grade level and Social Security number (if he or she has one).Once we have the request, we will review it to make sure that the court order is in compliance with state statutes and regulations.At that time, we will notify you if additional documentation and/or fees are needed.Note: if the court order does not specifically change the child’s name, the child’s name will remain as it is on the current birth certificate, . You are not required to have an attorney to appear before the judge and there is no court cost.