Can I change the last name of my children after a divorce?
Changing the last name of your children from a husband’s last name to your own, or removing a portion of a hyphenated name, is not always a simple process. With the assistance of your attorney, you will need to demonstrate to the court via petition that the name change serves the best interest of the child. This decision will be made on the basis of the strength of the parental relationships involved, and ultimately will require convincing evidence that a change is in the best interest of the child.
To learn more about the process of having the last name of your children changed, call a Houston divorce lawyer from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 802-1777 to schedule a consultation.