Is a good reason for asking for a minor's name change: that the child has been using their step-father's last name in pre-school? The child is now starting school in the fall. The biological father has been notified and signed a waiver. Texas
Thank you for posting your question to JA/Pearl. Legal questions often take time for research or I may be offline so please be patient, I will reply.It would not be unusual for the court to allow a name change to that of the step father. However the judge will probably ask why the step father is not actually adopting the child. The fact that the child has been using his last name already is a plus in your favor and is sufficient reason to ask for the change. It also helps because the child is so young. You still need to properly serve the father with the notice of the hearing and the waiver needs to be notarized and filed as an answer with the clerk of court prior to the hearing. It should also state that he is waiving his right to be present at the hearing. lwpat41095.668038044
Thank you for your advice. The reason the adoption hasn't occurred is because we are saving for it and don't have enough money yet. School will start in Aug and I am doing this myself to save money but I want to be as well informed as possible.
I understand and that is what you would tell the judge. You can find free forms athttp://www.texaslawhelp.org/TX/index.cfmA positive rating is always appreciated. Simply place your cursor over the rating box and then click on 3, 4 or 5
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