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I want to change my daughter's last name but I have no address for her father to serve him papers.

He moved out of the country and I have no clue where he is. All I know is the country he's in. What would they do in this case?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Relationships

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  • When i had it done the lawyer ran it in our local newspaper 3 times. Ask an attorney,

    anichols1

    Answer by anichols1 at 4:13 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Call an attorney that specializes in family matters.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:14 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • The attorney will know exactly what the laws are in your state. Most of the time if the father can't be reached, it is considered abandonment and his rights are revoked. If he has no rights then you become the sole custodian and can change the name.
    hill_star03

    Answer by hill_star03 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • check with vital records here in michigan only the mother can do this
    rinamomof2

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:19 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

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