Maria - posted on 03/31/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I had my daughter last year. I got married and 2 weeks later I found out my husband had been cheating on me for a long time. I was already pregnant. So we split up. He was upset because he didn't want me to have my daughter in the US, I am American and he is not. He wanted me to give birth in Colombia. However, I decided to leave the country because I thought that if I had her there he would have never let me leave the country with her. He went berserk and acted as jerk. When I gave birth I decided to give her my last name to avoid any problems if I traveled back to Colombia to visit my family. He found out I did not give her his last name and got pretty upset and now he asked me nicely to change her last name to his. I haven't accepted .01 cent for Child Support. I don't want to share custody, I want full custody.
Now he keeps asking me to send a copy of her passport so that he can find out the steps to follow to change her last name.
Now my questions are:
1) can he take away my daughter
2) if we are still married is it illegal to put in the birth certificate "unknown father"
3) how long does it take to change a last name.
Please if anyone can help me to know about the legal rights and any vital information that