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First time posting here and I am in need of some help.
Back in June, I had a baby boy. Three months in to my pregnancy, my son's dad commit suicide. I did what I felt was right and gave him his dad's last name, but after dealing with countless drama from his family members, I feel it is in my son's best interest if I have his name changed. Since he was not there to sign the birth certificate, he is not on it at all. I don't know if that enables me to be able to change his name? Everything I was reading up on said I need to provide a death certificate, but since we were not legally married & I am not "immediate family," I cannot obtain a copy. The option for a child to request one is available, but they need a driver's license number and obviously my 3-month old doesn't have one! Has anyone been in this situation before? Or can anyone offer any suggestions? I live in TX, if that helps.