I have been with my high school sweetie for over 13 years now and we have two kids together. We are not married, but we consider ourselves as married. The only part about not being legally married though is that I still have my legal name. I would like to legally change my entire name, not just my last name. I feel like changing my name is as big as a deal as us getting married.
I know it's cheaper to just do a last name change after marriage. A basic name change is about double the cost. We do not care about the cost, we really just want to simplify this process and have a new name and be legally married and just move on with life. I don't want to just walk into the court, get married and then change my last name and then have to go through the process all over again to change my first and middle name.
Can I just file to change my entire name and then get married once all that is done with?