My son just turned a year old and I want to change his last name to his paternal grandfathers last name. His father is not listed on the birth certificate and has made it very clear that he never wants to be listed on it. How can I go about changing my sons last name? Do I still need his biological father’s consent even though he does not want to be involved and no court orders are in place?
No one is listed as the father. Does that mean you want the child to have his bio father's last name even though he wants nothing to do with the child? If they will not help u through the county recorders office, u can file a petition, serve the father, if he does not respond, u get the name change.
I would caution u against this, however. You are likely to get married later and have a husband that wants to adopt your child.
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