Asked by Zylda
on 03-03-2020 10:43:01
Question posted in the Family Law
category relating to Gauteng
Question value: R 300.00
My son was born in 2010 out of wedlock, he got his fathers surname.
For the last 4 to 5 years he has been in and out of rehab for heroin addiction.
My son only saw him under his grand mothers supervision. He now moved in with a girl. He lost his job a month ago and his car.
I saw him this weekend and he looked terrible, i asked his mom and she said she thinks he is back on drugs.
I let him know he can not see his son anymore and that I want to change my son's surname to mine. (My new married surname)
How can I change his surname without the biological fathers concent? As he will not agree.
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