Post # 1
I was previously married and at a young age i have two little boys out of it who call my soon to be husband their daddy brad and have nothing to do with their sperm donor who lives two states away. he would never sign over rights for adoption we’ve already asked but i was wondering if i would have to legally keep his last name to sign my kids school papers. I would never be known as gallentinekopp on anything else but those papers and only bc their name is their sperm donors last name and i want the same as them on their documents. but i dont want my previous marriages name on my license and such… so what do i do? just sign it when the time comes for those school things?
Post # 3
You don’t have to have the same last name to sign school documents. My youngest was born before my husband and I were married, so she has always had his last name and I have a different last name. I can still sign everything with my last name because it is my legal name and because I am her mother. As soon as I change my name my oldest daughter will have a different last name than me because I will take my husband’s name and she will still have my maiden name. I will still have no problem signing documents.
Post # 4
@aubrav: You don’t have to prove that you are their mother since you have a different name?
Post # 5
i know i wont have to prove anything and can sign without keeping the last name i was wondering if i have to legally hyphenate it bc i want to sign it with both the name they have (my current) and my new name but i dont want to have it on my marriage license etc i just want it in the roster for their school and on their forms. i like having the same last name as my kids, but when i get married i wont. i dont want to have it on everything just things pertaining to them. i hope im making sense
Post # 6
Oh, I guess that would be something you would have to ask the school. I don’t know if they require your legal name or if you would be able to add in the hyphenated name with no problem.
@MissAsB: When I register them for school they have to have the birth certificate which proves that I am their mother.