Myself and the father got divorced but before the divorce was final he up and left and has not contacted nor payed any child support. I am trying to change my son name but don't know how to go about it.
My ex has also been in and out of prison on drug charges he has domestic abuse charges against him with an ex, and child abuse charges pending (to my understanding) for Drinking and driving with one of his other kids in the car.
The Colorado Judicial Department has pretty thorough information on how to go about seeking to change a child's name. Take a look at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/namechange/
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Attorney Geil has provided you with an excellent answer. However, if you do not feel comfortable representing yourself in this matter, you should seek the assistance of counsel. Good luck to you.
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