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Court Denies Dad’s Name Change Request (access required)

The inconvenience and embarrassment suffered by a child’s father is not sufficient to support his petition under Va. Code § 8.01-217 to change the child’s surname from the mother’s maiden surname to the father’s surname, and the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the trial court’s denial of the father’s petition. The mother and father never married, ...

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