How Can I Change My Child’s Last Name?
As a dedicated Saratoga Family Law Attorney, I am often asked how to change a child’s name to match a parent’s. If you want to change your child’s name to match yours, you will first file a petition in the Supreme Court – rather than the family court – and serve the other parent with notice of your petition. You should be aware, however, that the court will not grant a petition to change a child’s name if the other parent is alive, can be found, and objects to the proposed name change – even if it is requested for a very good-hearted reason such as to match your own. If the other parent objects, the court will simply not grant the petition.
Are you looking to change your child’s last name to match yours? Contact dedicated Saratoga Family Law Attorney Jennifer Sunderlin Morton.