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My sons biological father waved his parental rights by an

Hello my sons biological father waved his parental rights by an affidavit and stated it in a modification of child support hearing. I recently went to court to change my sons name to my married name and they stated I need to have my sons biological father sign a form to give me permission to change his name. What do I need to do at this point?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: We are in Texas and the biological is in New Mexico. He has never see or met my son.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I was looking to keep my expenses down.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes the biological father doesn't want me to contacted him because he sided the affidavit stating he'd have no contact with us.

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My daughter is 4. I have joint custody with her father he

My daughter is 4. I have joint custody with her father he hasn't been paying child support and isn't keeping her clean when he has her. I learned today that he didn't sign her birth certificate or establish paternity. But she has his last name since we were together at the time of her birth. I want her to have my last name is ***** ***** And what are his rights.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I talked to a lawyer about the child support and warning her dad if he doesn't stop neglecting her in the ways he is I'll try for full custody. But at the time I thought he signed her certificate. I called today to set up an appointment to make him pay child support and they informed me that he didn't sign it. I was 15 when I had her my parents had all of her information and told me he signed it so it was news to me today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it I just want to know my options and see if I can change her nane

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Can a mom have her kids last name changed to the step dads

can a mom have her kids last name changed to the step dads last name just because the children feel like they don't fit in with the other kids that have been born to the step dad. Can the mom take the dad back to court for more child suppost at that same time, just because she wants to carry the children on her insurance because she thinks it is better that the dads..

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I was given the marital home in my divorce. I am elderly,

I was given the marital home in my divorce. I am elderly, 76, and on SSA, and tried to get the Mortgage holder, TD Bank, NA, to refinance. They refused the first time, gave me one the second time then took it back because my ex-husband's name wasn't on the papers. So I tried again and now they are willing to give me the refinance. However, my ex-husband will not sign the papers. I have been living in the home and making the mortgage payments for 12 years, I have a quick claim deed which my ex signed. Here is the problem: TD Bank will not refinance without his name on the papers, will not put my SS number on the statements or recognize my name changed to my maiden name. I am 12 months behind because of the refinance trys. Can you help me speak to the bank on my behalf?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New HampshireJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: They have not sent me a foreclosure date yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a trial in 7 days for custody and name change of a

I have a trial in 7 days for custody and name change of a minor. I am the respondent in the case. The only thing the petitioner filed during the case was the Summons and Petition for Custody, as well as an Objection to the name change. ICMC, Scheduling Conference, and Pretrial hearings were held. I put together a Parenting Plan and gave a copy to the Judge at the Scheduling Conference hearing and brought a copy again with me to the Pretrial, but never filed anything. I've made a few changes to the Parenting Plan since then.I just recently mailed a copy of the proposed Parenting Plan to the Judge (and petitioner). Do I also need to file it as a Notice of Motion or Stipulated Judgment and Decree?Do I need to file and/or send anything else to the Judge and petitioner prior to the trial?

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Phillips Esq.

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If my sons bio dad wont agree to a name change how likely

if my sons bio dad wont agree to a name change how likely will the courts rule in my favor? im married now.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: californiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, i just found out hes been paying support to missouri, initially we planned for my husband to adopt my son, but we were told since the bio dad has been paying that likely wont happen.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: yeah i amJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not at the moment thank you :]

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Name change for child. Father is on deployment and court

Name change for child. Father is on deployment and court need to hear from him. What to do?

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Me and my wife got married in Cyprus. On the marriage

Me and my wife got married in Cyprus. On the marriage lisense / Certificate they put my wife's first name and last name as per her passport. My wife who is a US citizen went back to the states and decided to do a name change for both her first name and last name (to my last name). Her court date to get it approved with the judge is next month. After she gets both her names approved, can she change her first and last name on the marriage certificate to her new ones in the states? My only concern is that i dont want us to go all the way back to Cyprus to change the marriage lisense.

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I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in

I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in Georgia.My daughter is 7 years old. A few years ago I took my daughter's father to court for child support. (I lived in North Carolina, and he in Gerogia.) He signed a Paternity Acknowledgement whenever she was 5 months old. Whenever she was 4 years old, I filed for child support and he challenged the paternity. They grated him a paternity test and found he was not the father. I had no idea. Now, (two years later) I have thought about it for some time and discovered her biological father. I have taken him to court for child support. The first man is still listed as her father on her birth certificate. She also knows her last name as his. Will she be required to change her name? Also, the man that is listed has moved somewhere in Washington state I am unsure of how I can get him to desestablish himself as the father. What would I do in this case?

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