I badly need advice on how to win a name change case in MN for my 7 year old son. The father, who has been absent for over 5 years, is objecting simply out of spite for me and because he has the power to do so. To make matters worse, the manipulator now claims that he wishes to reunite with my son, which conveniently began when he decided to object to the name change. He and his family claim that I would not allow them to see him, but they have never even tried. However, they are not above lying in court. He lives across the country and would not be able to afford regular visitation, no matter how much he claims to want it. If by some miracle he was able to travel for regular visitation, I would welcome it, but still insist on this name change because he will never be a father in the psychological sense of the word. I realize my chances are very slim so I do not need reminding of that. Any advice would be much appreciated!