My question involves name change laws in the State of: Texas
My ex tried to sign over his rights almost 4yrs ago but the judge would not agree. He has not seen her in that time and the only time he pays child support is if they throw him in jail. He has recorded and admitted drug history, documented domestic violence, violence in our case and is currently in and out of court on two charges in different counties for beating his current wife. I do not know where he lives so I can't have him served with my intent, is the ad in the paper still valid? If he does show, what are my chances that the judge will agree to let me change her name and what do I need to do to make this happen? TIA!