Name Change

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Question: I would like to add my last name to my daughters birth certificate. They currently have fathers last name. I have sole custody of them and their father & I were never married. He's always been inconsistent with his visitation rights (in and out of their lives, Reason for change). Do I need a court order & his permission to add my last name to their birth certificate?

Answer: There is an article at www.azlawhelp.org regarding name change and birth certificates.  You can read the article at http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=8&articleid=60.  There is also information regarding the forms at the Arizona Dept. of Health Services regarding changing the name.  Go to:  http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/vital-records/index.php#corrections-amendments-childs-name.  Both should be able to assist you.  You may want to speak with an attorney regarding notification of the biological father.

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  • I would like to add my last name to my daughters birth certificate. They currently have fathers last name. I have sole custody of them and their father & I were never married. He's always been inconsistent with his visitation rights (in and out of their lives, Reason for change). Do I need a court order & his permission to add my last name to their birth certificate?

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