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I am wanting to add my husband's last name 5o my daughters,

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I am wanting to add my husband's last name 5o my daughters, and am trying to locate the forms I will need to fill out and take to our court house

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

I am the only parent listed on her birth certificate and he is the only father she knows. We are in texas

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

We have talked in the past about adoption, but have decided to go with a hifinated last name, adding his

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not at this time

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Are you asking about doing a name change without doing an adoption?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Her last name is ***** ***** name. I am now married and he is the inly father she knows. I want her name to read Manhart-Rivera
Family Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Thank you for your reply.

This would require filing a petition for name change in the local court, if the biological father is known, you would need to serve a copy of the petition for name change on the biological father who has a right to object to the name change. Here is a petition for name change of a minor for you to see and use as template for your petition along with the instructions. http://www.collincountytx.gov/law_library/Documents/online_forms/NameChangeMinorOneParent.pdf

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