My Child has Two Last Names, How Do I Change it to Just One Name?

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“My son has two last names (ex. will-stre) I want to know what legal steps can I take to have the stre removed. There is no child support action against the father, but he is also not helping with child expenses on his own.”

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If that is the name on the birth certificate, you will need to file a Petition for a change of name on behalf of your son. As part of that Petition, you will have to give notice to the other parent of what you are trying to do.



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