Mansfield Divorce Attorney Discusses Changing a Child’s Last Name
My daughter has her biological father’s last name because her biological father signed the birth certificate. He has not seen her since she was 1, she is 8 now. What do I have to do to changer her last name?
I am often asked as an experienced Mansfield Divorce Attorney how to change a child’s name. You will need to file a change of name petition with the court along with the child’s birth certificate. You will also need to notify the father of the petition at his last known address. If his address is unknown, you may need to publish it. There will be a quick hearing to give him the opportunity to object but it’s a relatively simple process. I recommend that you contact an experienced Mansfield Divorce Attorney if you need assistance.
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