My fiance and I have permanent custody of his nephew. We have had him since he was an infant and he is now 4. The alleged father is dead and we do not know where his mother is. She has not seen him, nor does she call. Can we still get our nephews last name changed?
Yes, file a petition for name change in your local probate court. Either file on your own or hire an attorney to handle it for you to make sure it goes through.
This answer is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
Another option would be to look into adoption once you and your fiance are married. Obviously, this would also change his last name. Speak with an attorney to reveiw all of your options.
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