STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF CASS EAST CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITON FOR A NAME CHANGE OF AN ADULT, RICHARD NESS. Civil No. NOTICE OF PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE 1. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition will be filed with the above-entitled court requesting an Order changing the Petitioner’s name of Richard Ness to Richard Hoffman. 2. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that thirty days after publication, the Petitioner intends to file a petition requesting entry of the Court’s Order changing the Petitioner’s name. Any objection to granting this name change must be given in writing to the address listed below within 30 days of the date of this publication. The written objection must also be filed with the Court. If no objections are given, the Court may respond to the Petition without further hearing. Dated this day of ___, 2023. /s/ Jordan T. Moe Jordan T. Moe (ND #06931) Legal Services of North Dakota P.O. Box 1327 Fargo, ND 58107-1327 Phone: 701-858-0232 ATTORNEY FOR RICHARD NESS (April 19, 2023) 221258