How do I go about changing kids last name?

Medi - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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The father of both of my kids plays absolutely no role in their lives. We were together for a while after they were born but things didn't work out because he was seeing someone else. He makes absolutely no attempts in contacting the kids or trying to be a father. I really want to get their last names changed. I have absolutely no contact with him, is it possible to do so without his consent?

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Jaime - posted on 07/17/2012

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I'm in the same boat, but I don't yet know if I need permission from bio dad or not. If you go to your local city hall, they should have a form to fill out and they will have a better idea of what legal routes you need to take...if any. I just don't have the money at the moment to get his name changed, and I'm hoping that when I do, I won't have to get permission to do so. Good luck!

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Rachel - posted on 07/17/2012

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I would assume you would need him to sign over his rights. They might want to know their father one day. Just my 2 cents.

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