I live in FL and my social has a different last name than my birth certificate. When I was born my mother hadn't given the hospital a name. They called my grandmother, who gave them her married last name instead of her maiden name, which is the last name of my brothers father and is of no relation to me whatsoever.
I am 19 turning 20 and was not made aware of the situation until my mother threw me out of the house. I have absolutely no idea how to fix this. I cant go to school or get a license. My only form of identification is an expired student ID and a military ID that will expire in a year. Once thats gone, I will have no valid ID whatsoever.
When I asked my mother how she even obtained a social with a different last name she told me she thought it would correct the situation, so she MADE them put her maiden name. All its really done is cause problems because now I'm a year behind in school.
What would be the least costly way to fix this? I researched a legal name change, but I have to petition the court. That requires a list of all the places I've lived which I've been waiting for my mother to give me and she hasn't. I haven't looked into ammending my birth certificate, but I was born in NY so does that mean I have to fly there?
I'm tired of being behind in school and relying on my boyfriend for transportation. I really need to get this sorted out, but I dont know where to go and I dont have any knowledgable adults in my life to help me. Can anyone help?