lets keep it simple i just want to know the procedure, where, and how much its probably gonna cost me with or without a lawyer, cause im really consider this for the past few months since im about and hopefully to graduate in college. also im thinking what will i gain on my father side when his days come. i dont have his surname, my parents arent married as well. i dont think he even considers a last will testament of some sort because he feels like his relatives should be the one to take care but truth is his relatives are not so good on us so yeah.
i really cant tell every but long story short, i want to change my first name reason is im a guy but i have a girls name, as for my last name, my father and mother aren't married, ive read through some articles and found out that one way of doing it will be through "adoption" , my father could "adopt" me that way i can use his surname, is that possible? is there any other way around my situation? how much will it cost me? and by the way my chinese friends are telling me that i should just buy my surname but i dont know about that. so if anyone can enlighten me with regards to that it would really be helpful
also i want to ask about my friends case his parents are long seperated but married, but yeah theres no such thing as divorce here in philippines., my friend no longer has any contact to his father or anyone related to his father, no financial support either, he is also graduating, and he feels that he should make a name for himself when he's out there using his mother;s surname, and he simply wants to forget and cut any ties left from his father. so in his cause , can he drop his father's surname and change it to his mother? if so how much would it cost?
thank you in advance