My question involves name change laws in the State of: New York.
I am a single mother with sole custody. We have not seen or heard from my exhusband since 2002. He has an order for child support which he hasn't paid since 2001. All contact with my son has been cut off by the courts until he completes a psychiatric evaluation (ordered in 2000) which he has not done.
My son, now ten, wants to change his last name to my maiden name. How do we do this? Child support collection agencies in NYS have been unable to locate him.