CHILD'S SURNAME CHANGE FOR ENROLLMENT INTO SCHOOL

Australia
September 1, 2006 3:54am CST
SONS SURNAME ON BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS SMITH. MY SURNAME IS JONES (MOTHER). I WANT TO ENROL HIM INTO school UNDER JONES! HOW DO I DO THIS? HIS FATHER WOULD NEVER LET ME DO THAT. HOW???
3 responses
• Australia
2 Sep 06
first of all, it depends if you and his father have sepperated. you are in charge of what happens to him, no one else. all you have to do is go up to the school and request to change his last name. they should have your sons information either on the computer or in a book of some sort. just say that you want to change his last name, and they will give you the forms to sign. if you dont want the father to get recieve notice of this change then you can also request it that they keep it confidential, and if you dont want the father to recieve his school grades or any other importancies, then u can also request confidentiallity.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
2 Sep 06
What is given in the birth certificate? If the husband and wife are divorced, then the mother will have the option to change the name by filing an affidavit in the court and notifying the same in the newspaper (local will do). Then onwards one can give changed name for all record purposes with a copy of the document through which the name is changed.
@Andy77 (432)
• United States
2 Sep 06
Usually schools require that children use the name on their birth certificate. To do it legally, you'd have to change it in court. I guess you could do that if you have full, legal custody. See a lawyer. Why not enroll him under Jones-Smith? I think the school might let you do that.