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Hyphenated last names in paternity cases

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In lots of child custody matters between married parents, the last name of the minor child can come into dispute.  In some cases, the mother may want the child to have her last name whereas the father will want the child to have his last name.  In these circumstances, lots of cases can become contested over this issue.  As a compromise, more courts are entertaining the thought of hyphenating the last name to attempt to satisfy both parents.  Find out more about this topic in this episode.  This article is based on an artilce on Family Law Headquarters titled: Paternity Cases & Hyphenated Last Names.  You can also find out more by calling 1-855-805-0595 or by going to our page on hyphenated last names in paternity cases for unmarried parents.