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My son is a JR however we have been calling him Eljaiee (LJ)

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My son is a JR however we have been calling him Eljaiee (LJ) since day one. I never put the name Eljaiee on his birth certificate and now doctor records and insurance cards are getting mixed up. Can I call places and use my sons nickname to stop all the confusion?

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

MA

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No From what I have been reading I have to go to the court and change his name. However the father doesn’t want to listen to my reasoning.

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Your Question:

So my son is a JR however we have been calling him Eljaiee (LJ) since day one. I never put the name Eljaiee on his birth certificate and now doctor records and insurance cards are getting mixed up. Can I call places and use my sons nickname to stop all the confusion?

Response: Unfortunately, you cannot do that without a formal name change. You must use his legal name, the name that appears on his Birth Certificate on his records--insurance, medical, etc. If you want to start using the nickname as his formal name, then you would need to petition for name change of a minor with the Juvenile Court or the Probate Court and Family Court. You would need the consent of the father in order to change the name of the minor.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you. However, as an Attorney and an Officer of the Court, I have ethical and professional obligation to provide you with accurate and honest information eventhough that information may not be in your favor.

Best wishes,

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