When the DA receives a copy of your name change petition they will run a background check. The DA will also then file an answer to your petition. There may be some time between when the DA receives your name change documents and the DA files an answer. If the DA objects, contact an attorney.
After the DA files an answer to the court, the judge assigned to your case will make the final decision. If you need to attend a hearing before the judge makes a final decision you will told in advance by the Clerk of Court. Once the judge reaches a decision you can have your "Judgment" form stamped by the Clerk of Court. You will next take the stamped "Judgment" form to the judge to sign. You can either wait to have the judge sign the form while you are at the court. You can have it sent from the Clerk of Court's office.
You can request more copies of your official name change court papers from the Clerk of Court at any time.