Her legal last name is my last name. He's not even on her birth certificate. Every time I turn around, he's gone to her school and changed her last name to his. How can I stop this?
If you have a judgment of child custody and parenting time, it can include provisions prohibiting him from doing this. He could still try, but if he did, you could file a motion asking the court to hold him in contempt. He could be ordered to pay your attorney fees, or other fines.
If the father isn't even listed on the child's birth certificate, then I don't understand why the school allows him access to her records at all. Either he has some other proof of paternity, or they're doing something wrong.
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You need an injunction, and for the short term a TRO (temporary restraining order). Despite that type of document being most well known in a stalking/domestic violence context, they are utilized any time you have strong legal grounds to have a particular activity stopped. What you want is this entered and for the school district to receive a copy for its files for future reference. Then, the district is on notice as well.
I am not sure about Oregon law, but in some places you can get your attorneys fees and the filing fees paid by the father -- especially since this is not the first time he has done this.
I agree with the first part of Mr. Bozdin's answer. Another option, instruct the school as the custodial parent to use only your name and not any other name.
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