My question involves name change laws in the State of: Florida
My daughter's father and I were never married, and when he was added to the birth certificate, his name was added on.
He and I have a civil and unusual co-parenting relationship. Right now my husband, our infant son, and I live in my ex's home, and we coparent effectively with him and his partner. We have all become surprisingly good friends.
As a gift to my husband, my ex has suggested we add my husband's last name to my daughter's name.
When reading the information about name change in Florida, it seems to be a long process that involves a process server. However the intent is for he and I to file this together. Is a process server still going to be required, even though we are in agreement and at the same address? And does it need to be a lengthy court proceeding since we are in agreement? Also my daughter is four, does her age have any bearing?