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The standard for changing a surname applies whether the child is born in or out of wedlock

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March 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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In implementing the best-interest-of-the-child standard, courts rely heavily on the expertise of psychologists and other mental health professionals

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March 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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Name-change disputes when the child was born in wedlock to parents who subsequently divorce

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January 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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Where both parents have custody of a child, are both available, and disagree on the selection of a surname, the child shall be given a hyphenated surname based on alphabetical order

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October 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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Are you going to name your baby after a character in the sci-fi smash Avatar?

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February 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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There is a strong presumption in favor of the surname chosen by the custodial parent

April 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

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The non-custodial parent bears the burden of establishing by a preponderance of evidence that the presumption in favor of the primary caretaker’s choice of name is not in the child’s best interest

July 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm

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Gender-based presumptions should play no part in a child’s surname

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December 15, 2004 at 11:43 am

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