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Family Law - At What Age Can Daughter Get Name Change?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by amzclint, 23 November 2015.

  1. amzclint

    amzclint New Member

    22 November 2015
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    Hi, I'm just wondering at what age can my daughter have a name change without her real father's signature. Also, can you terminate his rights to see her and can a judge make her see her real father under family law?
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    18, not without a very long and painful legal battle that will likely be unsuccessful, and not exactly. A judge can make orders for you to ensure the child is available to spend time with the father at certain times, and if the father chooses not to take advantage of those times, then that's his prerogative. A child's expressed opinion will be taken into account when the court is considering care arrangements, with the opinions of children over the age of about 12 being given more substantial weight than those of younger ages.
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