Q: My daughter father wants to turn over complete custody rights to me. We are not married and our daughter is 4 months old
What is the process that you have to go through for him to terminate all my ec's legal right? He no longer wants her to have his last name. I am more than happy to change it to my last name. I currently have a PPO order against him for abuse.
A: If you were not married, you most likely have sole custody of the child at this time. If the father is in agreement to change the child's name, you can file a petition to change it (he signs that he is in agreement). Here is a link to the form: http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/namechange/pc51.pdf
Since you have a PPO in place, it is very important that you not communicate with him directly regarding any of these issues. Make sure communications are done through a third party.
Kelly G Lambert III
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