Q: I have a son but he does not have my last name my ex-girlfriend does not want him to have it. What can i do?
He was born in puerto rico but he lives in new york now. Can i go to new york and have them change it in a new york court?
A: You can legally recognize your child. My recommendation is to initiate the process en Puerto Rico, where the child was born so they can amend the birth certificate.
A: You can file for custody rights in NY court, and you can seek to have his name changed to yours. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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