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Clare
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My child's father is on the birth certificate but doesn't

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My child's father is on the birth certificate but doesn't see him very often I want to add my surname to my child's is this possible without consent from the father. My son has his father's atm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

How old is the child

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's 4
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

I am afraid that the name can only be changed with the agreement of the father or an Order from the Court.

If you wish to hyphenate the name then it is possible that the court might agree - but not certain I am afraid

Please ask if you need further details