Name Change

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Question: I have a 5 year old and she has my maiden name as her last name (her biological father is not in the picture and never has been) I recently got married and would like to hyphenate her last name with my maiden name and my married name. How would I go about doing that? Is it possible to do without her "fathers" permission since I couldn't even tell you where he is?

Answer: There is an article at www.azlawhelp.org regarding name change and birth certificates.  You can read the article at http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=8&articleid=60.  There is also information regarding the forms at the Arizona Dept. of Health Services regarding changing the name.  Go to:  http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/vital-records/index.php#corrections-amendments-childs-name.  Both should be able to assist you. 

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  • I have a 5 year old and she has my maiden name as her last name (her biological father is not in the picture and never has been) I recently got married and would like to hyphenate her last name with my maiden name and my married name. How would I go about doing that? Is it possible to do without her "fathers" permission since I couldn't even tell you where he is?

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