My question involves name change laws in the State of: New York
I recently filed an Adult Name Change Petition. Since my family of 4 lives on a mere $600 a month, I also filed an Affidavit in Support of Application to Proceed as a Poor Person.
It was denied as being non-meritorious due to an Adult Name Change not constituting the purview of a Triable Action under CPLR 1101.
Is not the very definition of "triable action" filing a petition to a Superior Court Judge?
I cannot afford an attorney, clearly. However, I researched for months, and put this petition together with the help of the NYS Court District Help Center. They told me to file the Poor Person Relief and there was a 99% I would not have to pay the $210(a year's savings for us).
Any advice? Why is this legal to deny me? Is there a way to appeal this? Thanks You!