child adoption

This is a discussion on child adoption within the Family Law Questions forums, part of the Legal Questions & Answers Forum category; hello, when i married my wife 7 years ago, she had a son from another man. That son, now mine is now 13 years old and asking me if he ...

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    hello, when i married my wife 7 years ago, she had a son from another man. That son, now mine is now 13 years old and asking me if he can have my last name. I have no problem letting him carry the name. His biological father has never been around. nor paid child support. How do i go about giving this shild my name. I am not a rich man and cannot afford what the local lawyers want to help out with this. I live in missouri if that helps.


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    You need to have your sons name legally changed by following the local rules/procedures for name change in your county. You can usually find this information online (google). Also note that there is usually a filing fee involved, likely to be under $200.
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    thank you, that is quite a bit cheaper than the 1600 dollars the local lawyer wanted just as a retainer. once again, thank you


 

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