To obtain a legal name change in Nebraska, an applicant must submit a petition to the court and show reasonable cause for the name change. Applicants over the age of 19 must publish notice once a week for four weeks; applicants under the age of 19 must publish notice once a week for two weeks. (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 25-21,271 to 25-21,273)
For instructions on legal name changes for minors under 18 in Nebraska, see NCTE's Name Changes for Minors in Nebraska resource.