I share joint custody with my ex-wife and she constantly asks my my son to change his last name to be different than mine. I never miss visitation and push for extra time with him every chance I get. I am heavily involved with everything in my sons life. My son has asked her to stop bothering him and even her mother asked her to stop. She grew up without a father or male role model and has some serious issues that she needs counseling for but refuses help. Much of these problems needed to be added to the question of abuse and they are rolled over to my son. I don't want to take him from his mom and in fact if I were the primary care giver I would have split our time 50/50 or even given her more time if that's what my son wanted. I am just curious if this name changing that she keeps pushing him toward is another part of the bigger toxic parenting given by his mom. Thank you
Trying to get him to change his name would not be considered abuse. Furthermore, it can't be done anyway without an action, to which you would be served as a necessary party.
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