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My son hasnt had contact with his biological father in over

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My son hasn't had contact with his biological father in over 3 years he still pays Csa and is on his birth certificate do I still have to contact him to change my sons surname
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is your son and were you ever married to his father
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My son is 7 in September and no I wasn't married to him but I plan on marrying the person who's surname I wish to change my sons name to and he wishes to adopt him to but unsure on legal issues with this
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Is his father likely to agree to the adoption?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No just to be nasty and vindictive as there was domestic violence from him to me and social services moved us he was offered to go to court to get access a few years ago and he never responded to the letter the only reason he pays Csa is because it is taken straight out of his benefits
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that you will need either the fathers agreement or an order from the court to change the name of the child.
Whilst you can make the application to the court it is not likely that the Order would be granted at this stage and it would be more sensible to wait until your son is older when his wishes are more likely to be listened to.
With regard to the adoption it could be that the fact that he would no longer have to pay the CSA a penny might make your ex consider the option.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What if I fear contacting him due to the violence and I do not wish him to know where I am
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Then sadly matters have to remain as they are
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry I hit wrong button as on my phone
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Do you mean when rating?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes sorry I meant to give a different rating
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
no worries I will ask Customer Services to help!
Clare
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