My question involves name change laws in the State of: Texas
My child's father has not acknowledged or been in my child's life in 4 years. He pays child support but that is it. My child has expressed her wish to have my last name for a few years now and I am wondering how does someone get their child's name changed? I have no way of contacting her father because I do not know his address only a phone number which he does not respond whenever I message about anything. I've even had his family members contact him on my behalf and he does not respond to them either. I am at a loss when researching this because I only get answers about having to send him notice of me wanting to change her last name, and I can not do that. I'm lucky to even be getting child support.