Your exwife cannot change your daughter's last name without giving you the opportunity to argue against such a change in a court of law. If she is remarried, as it seems she is, the current husband may attempt to adopt your child, prompting a name change by design, so you should also be wary of such things. You would do well to discuss this matter with an attorney in FL, through referral from the FL Bar if you need to, and see what can be done to protect yourself. If no such move has happened yet, you can be equipped with the knowledge of what to look for and how to proceed if and when it comes. If such a move has happened, you want to be aware of it and act accordingly.
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She cannot change the child's name without your permission. If she does, you would file a motion to enforce. Look at your divorce documents, in an agreement there is usually a provision that says the last name cannot be changed.
R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239
Any changes in a legal name, whether of a child, or an adult, have to be done through a court of law. She will be unable to change your daughter's legal documents without the court order authorizing such a change. As the prior attorney mentioned, your divorce settlement documents, if you had a settlement, typically mention such an issue.
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