My son's dad was killed a few years ago. My son wants to add my husbands last name to his name, we have been married 6 yrs and my son is 9. My husband would adopt him but my son gets some benefits that we don't want him to loose which he will if my husband adopts him. So my question is...Does anyone know how hard it is to just add to my son's name? So he will have a hyphenated last name?
Example :name now Phillip micheal george
new name: Phillip Micheal George-Baily
Thanks Ladies! Oh I have tried googling this but I an not getting what I am looking for...
Answer by thatgirl70 at 10:59 AM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by KimPippin at 11:55 AM on Sep. 6, 2010
You may be able to change it but it may be expensive. You have to file, notify people that you own money to in his name, put notices in the paper, and do other things. Then you go to court and have to convience a judge. The judge may think the responsible thing to do is for your husband to adopt him so he stops getting PA. The judge may go along with you. If there are grandparents (the bio father's parents) it could help if they went and supported the name change. What you could do is use his bio father's name as his middle name and just drop his middle name so he doesn't have 4 names. It will cost hundreds of dollars and you will probably need a lawyer. People can change their name to anything, the judge will decide if he thinks it's best for your child.
Answer by Gailll at 1:51 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:57 AM on Sep. 6, 2010