My question involves name change laws in the State of Florida, former resident of Illinois and only have expired IL ID.
I went to get my FL DL, and they had requested my birth certificate. When I received my birth certificate, the last name was different than my ID and SSN information due to being in foster care as a child. In my negligence, I have now waited too long and now have an Expired IL ID and cannot go through the process of performing a legal name change by the court. I was told I needed to have finger prints taken, however was refused by the Police and Sheriff's departments of the town/county I live in due to the invalid, expired identification. The Judge's assistant that I was assigned to also mentioned that the judge will not see me unless I have valid identification. I am not in the position to pay for a lawyer to resolve all of these issues. I was quoted $150 to even obtain an appointment for a consultation with a lawyer. I may have the ability to renew my IL ID, however I have lived in Florida for four years now, and have strong reason to believe it will not work.
Thank you for assisting!