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Question: took dna test and he is not the father so how can I change his last name

Answer: Unfortunately this question is limited because it asks to change his last name. It can only be presumed that name change will be for a minor.  Athough not really clear, this answer is based on the assumption that the person listed on the birth certificate is not the child's father based on DNA testing and that is the reason the mother wishes to change the child's last name.   Please see below. Under A.R.S. §12-601(B) a parent may change the name of a child. The court, through the self-service center, provides a complete packet that includes instructions and the application for name change of a minor child. The DNA test is your evidence to be submitted to the court. If the court has granted the name change you will provide the documentation to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) to change the birth certificate to reflect the name change. Please note the court will consider many factors for changing a child’s name, but most importantly will consider what is in the best interest of the minor. The AZDHS will require a copy of the court order, a completed affidavit that has been signed before a notary public, Arizona Vital Records request for copy of birth certificate, and a fee of $30. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that AZDHS will mail you the new birth certificate. AZDHS no longer provides walk-in services. All of the documentation stated above will need to be mailed. If you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting an attorney.
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