My question involves name change laws in the State of: Florida.
My daughters father was informed of her birth and chose not to come to the hospital to sign birth certificate. when she was 4 months old he stipulated paternity and i got a child support order. he then disappeared until she was 6 and paid no support until last year (she is almost 8)
i did not give her his last name at birth. i told him if he did not come and sign the BC i wasnt giving her his last name. i gave her the last name of my older child with the permission of his father.
my daughter is now almost 8 and he is petitioning the court to change her last name and be added to the BC. i am not opposed to the addition but my daughter nor i want her last name changed. she is very upset over this and he hasnt even asked her opinion. what is the likelihood he will succeed??