Alaska Stat. § 09.55.010

Current through Chapter 3 of the 2024 Legislative Session
Section 09.55.010 - Jurisdiction in action for change of name
(a) A person may bring an action for change of name in the superior court. A change of name of a person may not be made unless the court finds sufficient reasons for the change and also finds it consistent with the public interest. A change of name upon marriage, dissolution, or divorce meets these requirements.
(b) A person seeking a change of name under this section shall notify the court if the person is
(1) committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections, on probation under AS 33.05, or on parole under AS 33.16; a person subject to this paragraph shall provide proof satisfactory to the court that notice of the petition has been provided to the person's assigned probation or parole officer;
(2) required to register as a sex offender under AS 12.63; a person subject to this paragraph shall provide proof satisfactory to the court that notice of the petition has been provided to the Department of Public Safety; or
(3) charged with an offense; a person subject to this paragraph shall provide the court with the case number associated with the offense.
(c) In addition to the requirements provided under (a) of this section, a court may not grant a change of name of a person subject to (b) of this section unless the court finds that the change
(1) does not have a fraudulent purpose;
(2) is not intended to hinder or obstruct law enforcement purposes; and
(3) would not interfere with the rights of others.

AS 09.55.010

Amended by SLA 2022, ch. 44,sec. 1, eff. 1/1/2023.