Hi! I was foolish enough to adopt the last name of my ex boyfriend for our son. I thought that this would not make him stay or send us support but I was wrong. My ex boyfriend left us to go abroad when I was 4 months pregnant with our son. He said that he needs to seek greener pasteurs in preparation for his growing family. However, his intentions was really to leave us without sending any support. When I gave birth, I sent the documents to him for him to sign and acknowledge our child and he signed the birth certificate.
However, since he has not been sending support and I really don't want to do anything with him, I want my child's last name to follow my last name. How can I do this? What do I need to do? I consulted a lawyer who said that this can not be done since there was a consent from the father. But he was father only in paper and we are not married. Please help me.