Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:" I've seen this question posted on here before and all the mamas made it seem really difficult. I don't ... [snip!] ... and they had to bring a witness saying it was in the best interest of the child and they changed Aubreys last name to her moms."
It can be difficult, and expensive. My first petition was denied because the judge didn't feel it was a good reason to change her name and other bs smurf. I had to wait a few years to move to a new county, and only AFTER my daughter got smurf in school was it finalized. But we had to petition 2 different courts to get it changed. You also have to put notices in the paper. It can be easy but it's not like how they made it on TV.... AT ALL.