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Has the mediator signed the form to say you can proceed to court?
Family court is your only option I'm afraid, as you will need a court order to change your daughter's name if her father will not give consent.
The courts are reluctant to completely remove birth father's names, but if you present a good case there is a chance of success - the lack of contact is important but not necessarily an indication that he wont become more of a father in the future.
Often the court prefers a double barrelled option, if at all possible, this is perhaps something you should be prepared to consider as a compromise.
Is there anything in particular I can clarify for you?
No it has nothing to do with contact. And if the father's name is ***** ***** surname then you have a much stronger case to change the surname.
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