Asked by Tebatso on 08-12-2020 00:06:24
Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng
I have a son i have been contributing financially to since his mother made me aware shes pregnant. I took him to stay with my mother since he was 1 yr and 3 months. His mother is absent in his life and contributes nothing to his care and she has not seen him in person since i took him and not because she does not have access but because she never makes the time for him.
I recently contacted her family in order to settle damages and change my son's surname. The effort was infutile as they're demanding a rediculous amount of money which is unreasonable and as such we could not reach an agreement which now results in me being unable to change his surname.
I need advice to know if i am able to request the courts to set a reasonable amount of damages or force the mother to change my sons surname to mine.
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