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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.576. Access to name of the petitioner

(a) Termination of confidentiality

The current name of a confidential name change petitioner must remain confidential until a determination is made that:

(1)  Petitioner's participation in the address confidentiality program has ended under Government Code section 6206.7; or

(2)  The court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the allegations of domestic violence or stalking in the petition are false.

(b) Procedure to obtain access

A determination under (a) must be made by noticed motion, with service by mail on the confidential name change petitioner in care of the Secretary of State's address confidentiality program as stated in Government Code section 6206(a)(5)(A).

Rule 2.576 adopted effective January 1, 2010.

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