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    Default Changing A Baby's Last Name To The Mother's

    My girlfriend had a daughter with her ex and he talked her into making the last name his. Now he's not really in the picture, lives 2000 miles away and doesn't really have much to do with her. How can she go about changing her daughter's last name to hers?

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    My girlfriend had a daughter with her ex and he talked her into making the last name his. Now he's not really in the picture, lives 2000 miles away and doesn't really have much to do with her. How can she go about changing her daughter's last name to hers?
    What state is this in? Who created the distance? How old is the child? Usually you need to have the other parents permission to change a child's name.

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    it's in nevada. she left him when the baby was 6 months old because of his constant drug abuse, then he moved to michigan to live with his parents.

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    it's in nevada. she left him when the baby was 6 months old because of his constant drug abuse, then he moved to michigan to live with his parents.
    She needs to get his or the courts permission to change the child's name. If the child is older, (you didn't answer the question on how old she was), it is less likely that the change would be granted without the fathers permission.

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    sorry, she just turned 2. so all she needs to do is get permission from one or the other?

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    Default Re: Changing A Baby's Last Name To The Mother's

    What do you mean, "one or the other"?

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    What do you mean, "one or the other"?
    I think she meant either the court or the father,,,

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    Default Re: Changing A Baby's Last Name To The Mother's

    thank you, i did mean the father or the court

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    Actually I changed my sons last name from his fathers to mine when he was really young. You have to file papers in court (call the local gov't center) and then send a certified letter to the father, if you don't get a response you have to post it in the paper for a period of time. If he doesn't show to court it will usually be granted, at least mine was.

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