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    Default Changing My Son's Last Name from Father's to Mine

    My question involves name change laws in the State of: Maryland

    My son is 3 years old and I have not heard from his father since he was 9 months. I receive no support from the father, we were never married, and his name is not on my child's birth certificate. I gave my son the father's last name but I would like to change it to my name before he starts school. I know the father will not give me permission. What steps can I take to make this happen? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Changing My Son's Last Name from Father's to Mine

    You would file a name change petition in court, serve notice on the father, and prove to the court that the name change is in the best interest of the child.

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