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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Changing a Child's Name to Protect Him From His Father

    My question involves name change laws in the State of: Georgia
    I want to change my sons name for his safety. My ex has already abused and tried to kill my son when he was a baby. My son is 6 now my ex has no legal rights and is not even on the birth certificate. I had to move from NJ to GA to protect my sons life. I have been down here a year now and want to change his name to protect him from my ex and his drug dealers. I am on disability right now but this needs to be do. My last name is the only last name he know. Can this be done with out a fathers consent and what do I need to do?

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    If his parental rights were severed, he is no longer the father.

    Are you sure that's what happened?

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    DYFS said he had no rights when 6 years ago when I went to court for a restraining order. He is not on the birth certificate cause PA wont put paternity with out a dna test.

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    Just one more question.

    Has he ever contacted you since you moved to Georgia?

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    Quote Quoting nikkivikki
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    My question involves name change laws in the State of: Georgia
    I want to change my sons name for his safety. My ex has already abused and tried to kill my son when he was a baby. My son is 6 now my ex has no legal rights and is not even on the birth certificate. I had to move from NJ to GA to protect my sons life. I have been down here a year now and want to change his name to protect him from my ex and his drug dealers. I am on disability right now but this needs to be do. My last name is the only last name he know. Can this be done with out a fathers consent and what do I need to do?
    Ok...this is confusing. Are we to assume here that you voluntarily gave your son his father's last name on the birth certificate even though his father did not legally establish paternity? If so, why did you do that?

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    I think she at least needs a consultation with some family law attorneys in her area.

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    I was barely awake when the birth certificate was filled out I was told to sign a paper I did. I got the birth certificate 3 weeks later after filing for a restraining order. He also has had no contact since I moved to Georgia. The last time I heard from him legally he was telling a judge he wanted my son dead. And he did try before the restraining order.

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    Default Re: Changing My Sons Name for Safety

    Quote Quoting nikkivikki
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    I was barely awake when the birth certificate was filled out I was told to sign a paper I did. I got the birth certificate 3 weeks later after filing for a restraining order. He also has had no contact since I moved to Georgia. The last time I heard from him legally he was telling a judge he wanted my son dead. And he did try before the restraining order.
    You need a consult with a local attorney.

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    Yeah. Attorney.

    Something is amiss.

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