Since name changes will not occur for children as part of a divorce, it will be necessary for you to file a “change of name” request with the court. It is relatively uncommon for the court to make a decision regarding name changes; however, the court will do so when there is a valid reason. For instance, if a step-parent adopts the child, if a biological parent’s parental rights are terminated, or if the child was abused by the biological parent, a name change will typically be granted.
If you would like to learn more about changing your child’s name following your divorce, one of the Colleyville divorce attorneys at Alexander & Associates can help. To learn more, please call our offices at 817-756-4040 today.