My question involves name change laws in the State of: Florida-Walton County.
My daughter-in-law wants a divorce. They were married in May, their daughter was born in September. She moved out of the house the end of September. She told my son today that she wanted to change their daughter's last name to her maiden name. He is extremely opposed to that. He is going in the Air Force next month and is afraid she will try to do this while he is in Basic Training when he may or may not be able to receive mail in a timely fashion or make phone calls to respond to the petition.
He does not pay court ordered support (no order for it) however, he has sent her money and has also purchased every day items for the baby (diapers, etc) that are delivered to her house. He doesn't want the divorce, and most certainly does not want to give up his rights to his daughter.
Is there anything he can do now to prevent her from changing thier daughter's name?