Sarah - posted on 05/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughters father and his girlfriend physically assaulted me about a month ago while my 2 year old daughter was in my arms. My daughter was screaming the whole time and scared to death.A police report was taken, pictures were taken of my injuries and assult charges were pressed and are pending. My daughters father is a convicted felon and has a bad reputation. Here is my question. I would like my daughters last name changed to my last name. She currently has his last name. I don't want my daughter to get a bad reputation when people find out her current last name (his last name). He won't agree to the last name change. Can I go to court and have her last name changed? Do I need a lawyer and do I have a good chance of getting a last name change granted by a judge? I live in Kentucky.