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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I have enother question my child is 5years old when she goes

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Hi I have enother question my child is 5years old when she goes with her mother and then when she comes back to me she is telling me that her step dad is going to Chang her last name when him and her mother get married by what my daughter is telling me can it be relevant in court
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

They cannot change the childs name without your consent.

You have to be careful using the childs words in court and how you use it.

If you wish to show that they are trying to alienate her from you this can be used.

But you have to be careful and you should not be doing this on your own this should be done using a solicitor that can structure the argument correctly if it is relevant.
I hope this makes sense and is of assistance?