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Child’s name changed to omit mom’s maiden name (access required)

A mother’s petition to change her minor child’s name by replacing her maiden name with the stepfather’s surname, while retaining the natural father’s surname, is approved. The change serves the child’s best interests because she is in therapy to deal with stress caused by the fact that her current legal name does not “match in ...