Denial of Child’s Surname Change Affirmed in Franklin: In re Jacob H.C.

Facts: Months after Child was born out of wedlock, Mother filed a petition to establish paternity and set child support. Father counter-petitioned for certain relief, including his request that Child’s last name be changed. The juvenile court judge denied Father’s request that Child’s surname be changed. Specifically, the trial court heldĀ there was “a degree of […]

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