change my kids last name

Estero - posted on 04/22/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi I just wanted to know
I have to kids with my ex there is no retreating order but there was a domestic abuse that have at his home so he not supposed to be around me I would like to change the kids last name or even just add my name to their last name how do I get it done.

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Jodi - posted on 04/22/2014

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Well, it is likely he will fight you getting full legal custody. And it is likely the judge will order joint custody of some sort. These days, that tends to be how it goes.

Jodi - posted on 04/22/2014

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Does your ex still have contact with the children? Is there a visitation order of some sort? As long as he is still involved, and still wants to be involved, it is not likely you will get full legal custody.

Estero - posted on 04/22/2014

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Thanks Doris I live in Canada apparently is possible to change if I have full custody if he doesn't cooperates that would be my last solution thanks for the tips.

Doris - posted on 04/22/2014

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You would have to get his permission. It's possible if you get full custody that you can apply to have it changed. In Ohio it's called probate court. Not sure where you are but that's where I would start.

Jodi - posted on 04/22/2014

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Getting full custody still doesn't give you the right to change your child's name. You will still have to have his permission.

Estero - posted on 04/22/2014

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I texted him about it so hopefully he Co aperate if not I can just take him to court and get full custody I'm sure I will get it got lots of stuff on him and proof to

Jodi - posted on 04/22/2014

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I'd say you are going to have to get their father's permission. Good luck with that!

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