Name Change

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Name Change2018-07-19T20:01:31+00:00
  1. I Want my Child’s Last Name to be the Same as Mine and my new Husband. My Child’s Biological Father has Never met my Child Because He Does not Know He has a Child. Can I Simply File a Suit for a Name Change?
  2. I am an Adult That has Been Convicted of a Felony. Will I be Able to Change my Name?

Q. I Want my Child’s Last Name to be the Same as Mine and my new Husband. My Child’s Biological Father has Never met my Child Because He Does not Know He has a Child. Can I Simply File a Suit for a Name Change?

A. No. The proper way to change your child’s name is to first establish paternity through a paternity suit. In the paternity suit, you can request the change of your child’s last name. Alternatively, after paternity is established, you may file a name change suit, and provide your child’s father with notice of the lawsuit. Your child’s father may or may not contest the change of your child’s name. If your child’s father contests the name change, the judge will ultimately decide whether or not the name should be changed.

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Q. I am an Adult That has Been Convicted of a Felony. Will I be Able to Change my Name?

A. No

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