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I have a few questions I need to help you.
1) Do you know the address of the father ?
2) Do you know how to have legal papers served on him ?
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1) I don`t know the address of father, but I can contact him through e-mail, if it will help
2) I don`t know how to have legal papers.
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Normally to file a name change you need the consent of the father. There are exceptions to the rule
If your situation falls under any of 3 three exceptions above you do not need father's consent. You will not need his signature on the petition. You will however need to make sure that service is complete on the father.
Since you do not know where he lives or how to contact him you will need to complete service by publication. You can probably use his last known address to decide where to submit the publication. The clerk of court probably has the format of the publication that is acceptable.
A complete set of instructions and forms to complete can be found at
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How I can prove that the father has abandoned the child and has not contributed to the support of the child? Are testimonies of my 10 years daughter and my new husband, who lives with us for 7 years enough?
You will not need to prove it. You will need to swear that the statements are correct. Your daughter will not need to state her father abandoned her. You husband can also testify if necessary.
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Do I need to describe my case regarding biological father in petition form (Consent to Name change?)
The form is very explicit on what you need to fill out. The form does not request nor are you required to describe your case about the bio father. The form requires you indicate why you want a name change.The link I sent you has detailed instructions on what needs to be completed.in the petition.
And last question) In that link that you gave me is a list of forms that I should have to fill out. Where I can take all this forms? I was at the clerk office of the Superior Court of my County and they gave me only half of all listed forms. Thank you!
All the forms were included with the link I sent, just print them out.
I checked 3 times, this link contains only list of needed form and instruction how to fill them (14 pages). It does not have any form to fill out.
Try this link. http://www.georgialegalaid.org/resource/change-names-of-minor-children-gwinnett
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