Filing for a name change is one of the most common aspects of a paternity
dispute. Once a child's parentage has officially been determined,
it's not unusual for the parents to want to change the child's
name to reflect that of his biological father, or if it was proven that
a man is not the child's father, to change the name to the mother's
While applying for a name change may seem pretty cut-and-dry, things can
actually get quite complex, especially when one parent decides to refute
the change. Whether you want to change your child's name or you want
to protect your child's name from being changed, a skilled
Jacksonville paternity lawyer at Hutchinson Law can help. Sometimes it is necessary to obtain the results
of a paternity test before the courts will grant or reject a name change,
so if you are interested in establishing paternity or disestablishing
paternity, an attorney at the office can help you with that.
A paternity attorney at Hutchinson Law can also help if you would like
to change your name, either because you have gotten married or divorce
or because you simply do not like your given name.
As with any legal procedure or application, things can quickly get delayed
or hindered when the appropriate course of action isn't taken. To
ensure you take the proper steps in applying for a name change, please
feel free to
contact a Jacksonville paternity lawyer at Hutchinson Law today!