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You will have to have the courts agree to have the parental responsibility removed. Obviously if the father is wanting this to happen then it will be a simple case of going to the court and having a legal agreement put in place. Your solicitor will be able to do this rather simply for you, however, I would advise using a solicitor to do this to ensure it is done properly. In terms of changing your child's name, you will need the proof of the father's consent for this to happen, but from what you are telling me it doesn't sound like you will have any issues in doing this. When you go to court you will be looking for the judge to issue a Parental Responsibility agreement/order.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
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