Legal Question in Family Law in California

if i am not married and i give my son his father's surname do i lose any parental rights?

Asked on 3/13/11, 7:51 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Tina Chen Law Office of Tina Chen

No. The child's last name does not determine who has custody of him.

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Answered on 3/13/11, 9:15 pm

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

You could name him Moonbeam McGuillicuddy and your parental rights would be the same.

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Answered on 3/13/11, 10:10 pm

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