I would like to inquire about the chance of changing the surname of my son. I have a 1 year old son carrying his Dad's surname. I want to change my son's surname into my surname for the following reasons:
1. I am not married with my son's Dad. I don't have any plan of being with him anymore.
2. He was never responsible from the time I was pregnant up to present. He does not give full nor partial support to my son, not any. Maybe because he is unemployed and has many vices.
3. He does not even visit my son and does not show any concern anymore.
The reason why my son is carrying his Dad's surname is because his Dad and I seemed okay before. He suddenly showed up on the day of my delivery and then acknowledged his son and signed to his birth certificate. By that time I was hesitant to let him sign the birth certificate but I can't do anything because he says he acknowledges his son and promised to do his role as the father of our child.
But after 2 months, me and my son did not see him anymore and we didn't even receive any support from him. (note: he's single)
Is there any possibility that I could change my son's surname into my surname? I want to fix his birth certificate as early as possible while my son is not yet going to school. I don't want my son to use his Dad's surname when he is already schooling.
I hope you could give me advise about what to do. What are the legal steps that I should do?