My question involves name change laws in the State of: Missouri
This is regarding changing my sons last name. The sons mother denied that i was the father and when he was born gave him the name of her new husband, and had him put down he was the father. After several months i convinced her(threats of going to court) to get a paternity test and it showed i was. Now our son is about 4 months old and I am in the process of saveing up money for court to get some sort of custody but could i have his name changed to my last name once i am put on the birth certificate as the father??? Also i do want to get custody but i am a college student with a very small income. >3200 a year. How would this affect child support,which i have no problem paying, im just concerned if it will be more than i make and would threaten my schooling.