Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

I am looking for a Florida state statute that will support my claim that I do not need to serve the non-custodial parent to change my children's names because:

a. There is a permanent injunction against him since 2000 for me and his children;

b. I have sole parental custody & responsibility.

If you would, please let me know if there may be a statute to support my claim. I would hate to have to serve my children's abuser to let him know their new names.

Asked on 8/31/13, 1:21 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Robert McCall Law Office of Robert McCall

I am unaware of any such statute.

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Answered on 8/31/13, 2:49 pm

John Smitten Carey and Leisure

You have to obtain service of process or written consent from the other parent.

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Answered on 9/02/13, 8:10 am

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