I am from Connecticut.
I am married 3 years this August to my wife who has an 8 year old daughter from a prior relationship (no marriage involved). Have basically raised her since she was 2 so I consider her my daughter naturally.
My wife and I share a son (1 year old) together.
Our son has my last name, my wife has my last name, but my wife's daughter has my wife's maiden name.
My wife's daughter's bio father has joint physical & joint legal custody w/ mother at present. The bio father now wants to change daughter name to his last name (he is not on birth certificate).
Since he brings this issue up now and has refused int he past to allow name change to my last name...I suppose I may just try to file motion to change to my last name (on the grounds listed below). I mean why not, right? If anything, daughter should keep the mother maiden name which is what she has had all her life up until this point...after being asked she wants to either; keep her current name with no change, OR, get the same name as her brother (which is my last name). tricky situation....
Best interests would in my opinion indicate that daughter should have my last name so that she has same last name as her mother and more importantly sibling, her brother. Anyone else offer insight as to what possible remedies for this type of scenario might be please?