Name Change

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Question: Me and my wife got married and my step daughter has my wife's maiden name do we need permission from the father to change her last name to ours? she is starting to get upset that she doesn't have our last name and we would like to correct that. My wife has sole physical custody so we were unsure about the procedure.

Answer: Please go to http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=8&articleid=60 This is an article on name change and has the information listed for changing the child's name. If you have further questions, you may want to consult with an attorney.

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  • Me and my wife got married and my step daughter has my wife's maiden name do we need permission from the father to change her last name to ours? she is starting to get upset that she doesn't have our last name and we would like to correct that. My wife has sole physical custody so we were unsure about the procedure.

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