Legal Question in Family Law in California

I am an unmarried father living in CA. I would like to relinquish my parental rights and petition the court to have my child's last name changed to her mother's last name. I have had a close relationship with my daughter in the past, but we recently had a serious argument and the relationship is no longer repairable. Is it possible to relinquish parental rights and would that end a child support obligation? Can I petition the court to change my daugther's name against her objection?

Asked on 8/26/13, 4:25 pm

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services
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1. No, not unless she remarries and her husband is willing to adopt her. 2. Yes, as long as her mom agrees. You and the mom control the name.

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Answered on 8/26/13, 5:31 pm

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