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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 624

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 59, PART IV, TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COURT JURISDICTION IN CHANGE OF NAME PROCEEDINGS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend §5901, Chapter 59, Part IV, Title 10 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§5901. Petition for change of name

Any person who desires to have his name changed shall present a petition, duly verified, to the Court of Common Pleas sitting in the county in which such person resides. The petition shall set forth such person's name and the name he desires to assume. Any person who, as a part of divorce proceedings, desires the resumption of a maiden or former name or other change of name, shall apply to the Superior Court in accordance with §1504 and §1536 of Title 13.

Approved July 22, 1974.