I am married and I am trying to change my children's names to my surname the child father does not provide anything financially or physically and they know me and my husband as mother and father do I have a valid case?
Does the bio father agree to the name change? You need to petition the court to change the last name of a minor and you need to show it is in the best interests of the child to have his name changed. There are also court fees associated with this. If you are unsure were to begin then consult with an attorney of your choosing directly.
Yes, you have a valid case. Will you win a name change case? Not based on what you have said. If you are serious about a name change, sit down with an attorney who can review the facts and advise you.
the problem is that it is very difficult to prove by clear and convincing evidence that it is in the best interest of the children to change the name.
if dad is not involved. not visiting despite a court order. not paying support despite a court order, an adoption may be a better choice than a name change.
thus, as others have said, go interview some lawyers. hire one.
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