can i change my sons last name?

Melanie - posted on 03/14/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




can i change my sons last name? His father hasnt seen him for over a year and has never paid child support. I want him to sign his rights over but he probably wont just to make my life hell. His reason for not seeing him is because he doesnt want to be around me what a lame excuse nothing or noone would keep me from my son.

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Cathy - posted on 03/25/2015




I agree girl..I made the choice to give my son my last name n his dads last name legally but hes a deadbeat n I did it for border crossing but that back fired on I want to drop his dads last name cuz he has no part for the last four months and refused to pay child support until his wages are now garnished..n now he wants to be apart of his life!! How can I drop his last name? My son has both n his dads is the last one? I just want to drop that name!!

Cindy - posted on 03/15/2012




Seems like there might be another reason he does not see his son. If he wanted to see his son, just not around you, then he could have filed with the court for visitation. You will probably need a court order to change his name.

Erin - posted on 03/14/2012




Find a lawyer. Laws on changing a child's name vary from state to state and country to country. If you can't afford a lawyer, at least go to the nearest courthouse and ask for advice on how to proceed on changing your son's name to match yours (I assume that's what you want to do). Child support and visitation are completely separate issues to the court system. A court probably could terminate his rights if it's in the best interest of the child. For them to be able to decide that, document, document, document! Good luck.

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