OK. That should be enough for me to at least address the issue. I will be off-line later today, but I will be back on-line tomorrow and respond to you as soon as return if you have a follow-up question or provide additional information.
We had discussed this issue in some depth before you obtained the injunction against this individual and I am of the opinion that the court does not have jurisdiction to reverse the name change, since that would normally involve invading the jurisdiction of another court, which courts cannot normally do, unless they are a court of appeal.
However, this argument would typically fail if the court merely ordered the individual to cease using the name as a means to deceive others or defame you prospectively. That language would NOT normally invade another court's jurisdiction and a court does normally have the equitable power to craft injunctive relief as broadly as necessary to stop a wrongdoing from occurring.
So I would normally consider filing a motion to modify the judgment, such that it is limited to prospectively requiring the defendant to cease using the surname as a manner in which to deceive others and defame you. That would typically constitute a good response to the argument being presented by the opposition, as I understand their argument to be, and would likely be granted by a court since it removes the present challenge to the court's order, which I believe is a valid argument and could support an appeal and reversal of the court's order on appeal.
I hope this helps clarify the situation for you.
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