Name Change

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Question: I have a 2 year old daughter from a previous relationship, which the dad (for the most part) is not in the picture. I just recently got married, so my name is now the same as my husbands. We also want to change my daughters last name to be the same. How do I go about doing that? Is it possible to do so without the paternal fathers consent, when she has my maiden name currently and the father is not on the birth certificate?

Answer:

The information below gives information on how to apply for a birth certificate where a name change is concerned. Regarding the possibility of changing the name with the paternal father's consent, you should consult with an attorney for legal advice.

http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=8&articleid=60

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  • I have a 2 year old daughter from a previous relationship, which the dad (for the most part) is not in the picture. I just recently got married, so my name is now the same as my husbands. We also want to change my daughters last name to be the same. How do I go about doing that? Is it possible to do so without the paternal fathers consent, when she has my maiden name currently and the father is not on the birth certificate?

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