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    So I wasn't sure where to put this but here is the situation. My DH was raised by his step father but his stepdad was never able to adopt him because his biological father wouldn't sign over his rights (even though he never saw or spoke to him). Now that me and DH are planning on having kids soon we both don't want to have his biological father's last name or have our kids have it. We both want him to have his stepdad's last name since he is more of a father than anyone could ever ask for.
    My question is does JAG do anything with adoption, even adult adoptions or would they just refer us to someone. The whole thing is okay with his stepdad (who is an E9) does anyone know who should start the process?
    Thanks for the help.
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    Im not sure about the military aspect of it...but I DO know that anyone can have a legal name change even without adoption.
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    My friends just went through this a couple of years ago. They just went and had their names changed. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgmwife1 View Post
    but I DO know that anyone can have a legal name change even without adoption.
    Yes, that's 100% true. You don't even have to have a lawyer. It's a process with the courts.





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    http://www.pier55.com/Bizzare-Unusua...r-Name-2.shtml

    Getting a Court Order to Legally Change Your Name

    There are three common reasons for wanting a name change:

    1. Desire (you want to).
    2. You're getting married
    3. You're getting divorced.

    Desire

    Contact your local lawyer, call the court or find out what the law says in the state statutes about name changes. Depending on which state you live in the court that oversees name changes may differ i.e. civil, probate or superior court. Most often it is done at local level. Start by enquiring at your county court.

    Do the paperwork to legally change your name - this usually includes:

    * A petition to legally change your name - make sure you don't misspell your new one!

    * An order granting change of name.

    * A legal backer form.

    * A notice of petition to the public (this is an advertisement in a local newspaper).

    * An affidavit of consent by parent/wife/husband, if relevant.

    * An affidavit of service of notification to authorities (this will be necessary if you are an alien, ex-convict or attorney.





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    can't both of you change your name to what ever you want when you get married? i'm pretty sure i've heard before that even HE can change his name because of marriage.. but i may be wrong. i would look into that though, i assume its easier then going to the courts.
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    They both want it to be legal that they are father and son, not just having the same last name.
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    I was adopted at 18yo, and changed my name.. Once you're an adult, you can do whatever you want..
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftover View Post
    I was adopted at 18yo, and changed my name.. Once you're an adult, you can do whatever you want..
    How did you go about it? We have no idea where to start the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colplaykat View Post
    How did you go about it? We have no idea where to start the process.
    You go down to the local courthouse, and pick up the paperwork for a name change. You can fill out it out by yourself, then you pay a filing fee... It's easy to change your name if you're an adult..

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