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    Question Changing Your Child's Last Name in Florida

    In changing a childs last name after either party files a motion do so; What is really the best interest of a child in these cases? Why is the Fathers last name more important over a mothers? Im just so confused about this best interest thing terminology, all I read is about a child being taken care of properly. What is the best reason that can be given? thanks

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    Default Re: changin last name in FL

    What is the reason you want to change your child's name? Or...are you asking us to come up with an acceptable reason for you?

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    Default Re: changin last name in FL

    I dont want to change the name, the father does. we were never married and I named our son. But I was reading several cases that when the party that wants the name change would give a reason such as "carry family name" that was not good enough. I am just curious as to what would be considered best interest of a child when it comes to a name.

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    Default Re: changin last name in FL

    I think you'll find this case, McKay v Haikey, to be instructive. (PDF Format)

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