Name Change

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Question: My daughter will be 5 in August of this year. There is no father on her burth certificate, and the biological father has never been in contact. I married when she was a year old and her step father has been her father. I want to change her name to her step fathers name. He is thr only father she has ever known ad rhey love each other dearly.

Answer:

First, understand that there is a difference between changing your daughter's name and having your husband adopt her.  Even with a name change, he is not her legal father.  Because your child is more than one year old, you will need a court order to change her name.  You may be able to handle this on your own.  The forms and instructions are on the Superior Court's website in the Court's self-service center.  Go to: https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Forms/Name-Change.

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  • My daughter will be 5 in August of this year. There is no father on her burth certificate, and the biological father has never been in contact. I married when she was a year old and her step father has been her father. I want to change her name to her step fathers name. He is thr only father she has ever known ad rhey love each other dearly.

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