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My son wants to change his last name to match my own. When

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My son wants to change his last name to match my own. When he was born, he was named Jesse Martinez my name was XXXXX XXXXXez, I changed my name when I became a US citizen, now I go by XXXXX XXXXXez Cage, my son wants to add Cage to his name. How do we go ahead and do that? He is now 15 years old and currently lives with his mother in Georgia, his step dad has the same last name as I used to have; Martinez. He was never adopted.
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You and the mother will have to agree to file a petition for name change in the court where he is living in GA. If the mother will not agree to the name change petition then he will have to wait until his is 18 and file the name change petition on his own. Filing the petition for name change is pretty simple and the clerk of the court should have a form to file and once it is filed (assuming mom agrees) the court usually grants the name change in about 30-60 days, depending on how busy their calendar is.

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