My question involves name change laws in the State of: California
My question is this: when my son was born, his father was not present (my choice) and we are not married. He served me with a paternity suit and I had him do a DNA test. He then dropped the suit, but is still asking me to change our son's last name to his, which i do not want to do (he is married, no judgement please, I had already left him when I found out I Was pregnant); will the courts force me to change my son's name to his name if he takes me back to court? He is not on the birth certificate, but obviously they will now add him since he has taken the DNA test - there is nothing i can do about that, I realize that. It's the name that concerns me. He has not been supportive at all until he decided he wanted to claim this new son of his, and I don't feel it's right if I'd be forced to change his name just because biologically he is the father.