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I have permanent sole legal and physical custody of my child. His biological father does not even have visitation rights but still has parental rights. It will be a few years until I have enough to petition the courts for the termination of his parental rights. I also have a protective order against the biological dad. I am certain he will not consent to a name change. What are my options as far as changing my child's first/last name without having the biological father's consent? Is there a way to bypass getting the biological fathers consent since I have sole custody and the father does not even have visitation privileges? He has not seen the child or played an active role in the child's life for almost 3 years. If you could source any statutes, then that would be helpful. Thanks!!!
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