No contact since 16 months old, no Christmas or birthday cards. I am thinking why would I need his consent if my son never took his name on the birth certificate?
Not really, I think he was being awkward
my son does not remember his biological father and regards XXXXX XXXXX as his Dad!
Thank you. My son does not know what we are trying to do as he is 9years old. He just wants the same surname as his sister. I just want to get it straight in my head, that although he never took his fathers name on birth certificate and has no contact with his bio father, I can't change his name unless I apply to court? would his biological father have to be informed, or have a right to appeal?
Would my son need to know what was going on? I obviously feel very protective of him! Will this change the reasonable chance in court?
Will this alter chance in court, for or against? My son is happy with my husband who he calls Dad!
He does know the real position doesn't he?
He can't remember his biological Dad, and has grown up with my new husband who he calls dad. At present he knows nothing else.
that's correct at present.