Changing a Child's Last Name in Atlanta
Changing Your Child’s Last Name in Atlanta, Georgia
At Hobson & Hobson, we help fathers play a meaningful role in the lives of their children. We understand that a child born out of wedlock comes with challenges; with our experience and legal guidance, we help fathers work through those challenges, toward the best possible outcome.
Changing your name as an adult is a relatively straightforward process. However, a name change can be a point of conflict, especially if the child’s other parent is essentially having their name erased. The Father can petition to have the child’s name changed during the legitimation process without the consent of the mother. The court will typically look at how long the child has had the previous name, and what sort of an impact changing the name would have.
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Often clients will confuse a name change with the legitimation process. Legitimation is what gives the father legal rights and establishes the parent-child relationship.
Having a custody arrangement is what allows you to spend time with your child.
Having a child support agreement in place protects both parties and ensures the financial security of your child.