My kids and I (and dp) want to change my kids' surname to my dp's (their step dad's).
They don't see their bio dad and he wants nothing to do with them (and in return we want nothing to do with him or his family).
He's on the birth certificate so do I need to get his ok? If so how do I go about doing this when we don't see/speak to him?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
10-06-2015 08:59 #1
Changing kids surname
10-06-2015 09:07 #2
Subbing... I will have this same issue. Hoping it is a smooth transition for you.
The Following User Says Thank You to superbuns For This Useful Post:
10-06-2015 10:26 #3
Not sure where you are located, but if you are in NSW it looks like you need his permission, unless you want to go for a court order. This is from here: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publi...ionship-ends-a
Can I change my kids’ surname?
To formally change a child’s name, you must apply to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for registration of a name change. Children aged 12 years and over must consent to their change of name.
The consent of both parents is required or if this is not possible, a court order. Either parent can apply to the Court for an order seeking permission to change the name (if the other parent won’t agree) or stop (restrain) a parent from using a different name for a child.
The Court will make its decision based on what is best for the kids.
A child cannot change their name on their birth certificate themselves until they are 18 years old in NSW.
Hope you can get it sorted out smoothly!
10-06-2015 11:17 #4
Thanks for that's
I'm in victoria I will speak to a lawyer.
By lucymoo in forum Single ParentsReplies: 25Last Post: 12-01-2015, 17:52
By Sherbs in forum Research HelpReplies: 0Last Post: 12-09-2014, 08:53
By deku in forum Choosing Baby NamesReplies: 23Last Post: 21-06-2014, 22:12
Cots on BubhubLooking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery ...
LATESTGames to play with your baby – newborn to 12 monthsHow much food for babies and toddlers? Standard serves and portion sizesHow to mindfully manage a tantrum
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Trigger warning - at what age do you let your kids use public toiletsGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Tandem prams.. who's got a good one?Product Recommendations & Questions
Tea drinkers unite!General Chat