My question involves name change laws in the State of: IL
My daughter was given my last name when she was born (I'm the mother), father wasn't on the birth certificate at all. When we went to court the judge changed her last name to his (fathers), because he claimed he was going to be an active part of her life and it was only fair that she have his name. Well fast forward 5 years and he has been absent the entire time. He sees her once or twice a year (for an hour or two at a time).
My question is, is there anyway I could get her name changed back to mine? Or maybe hyphenated?