Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:" I just had a divorce and he has no legal or physical custody of her. Does that make a difference?"
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" No."
Quoting J&T+3:" I'm not in California, but I have tried to do this a number of times. My 8yr old DD is from a previous ... [snip!] ... her surname unless I have his approval, which I have no way of getting. Good luck, hope you have more luck then I have "
Quoting J&T+3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:</b>" Wow, I have heard from a few people ... [snip!] ... a few people that it really isn't that hard. "</blockquote> Well I'm in Australia, so it could be very different here."
Quoting ma ♥:" You need the fathers permission regardless of the custody agreement between the two of you."
Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:" What if I send him the notice and he doesn't respond?"
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" You send him a request, if he doesn't respond, you can file a request with the courts. You need a very good reason why you want to change it."