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Q: Is there a way to waiver the law of having both parents consent to changing a minor's legal last name?

Both the father and the mother are in the picture and the mother has Primary Legal Custody of the children. One of the children (Minor), would like to change their legal last name from their father's. Is this possible to do without the consent of the father?

Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin
Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin answered on Jun 11, 2021

Consent of both parents is required to change the name of a minor child; if there is a dispute it must be decided by the Court.

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