Name Change

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Question: I am a father with joint custody of my 2 1/2 year old son. His last name is his mother's on the birth certificate. How can I go about changing his last name to mine? We have had joint custody since he was 8 months old and I have been there since his birth.

Answer: Information about amendments and corrections to vital records, including birth certificates, can be found here. Information about changing the name of the child when the child is already named on the birth certificate can be found here.

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  • I am a father with joint custody of my 2 1/2 year old son. His last name is his mother's on the birth certificate. How can I go about changing his last name to mine? We have had joint custody since he was 8 months old and I have been there since his birth.

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