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This is normally done with consent of both parents
In rare occasions a court may permit one parent to do so over the other parent's objections
But in nearly all instances, it is considered a joint parental decision requiring consent of both
If for example one parent petitions to be relieved as parent
and surrender parental rights
in such a situation, rare as it is, the court would likely grant the application of the other parent
If you need any clarification, please ask me
Ok I have another question if another person give their last name to the child will that child be recognize as the legal parent
that alone is not enough
To begin, the biological parents are considered parents
if one parent surrenders rights, there is an adoption
such legal and court recognized change would revise the parenting relationship
even if the parent hasn't be around in the child life for over 8 year
that is basis for the court to rule against that parent
but it is not automatic
One parent may petition the court for the change
and argue that the parent has abandoned the child and for all purposes surrendered parental rights
If you hire a lawyer in the process, martindale.com is a good resource
I wish you luck
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