Category: Parentage

Parents Disagree On Child’s Last Name, Court Decides

When unmarried couples have a child, they may disagree about what name to give the child.  Oklahoma Statutes describe the process for bringing the matter to court. Oklahoma judges have broad discretion to decide whether to change a child’s name. In the recent case of Reed v. Remmert, after the Court established father’s parentage, Dad [..]

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A Note on Fatherhood – Are You On Your Child’s Birth Certificate?

A recent Centers For Disease Control & Prevention report documents the rising number of out-of-wedlock births.  From 2006-2010, 45% of women age 15-44 who had children were unmarried, either not living with, or living with but not married to the father.  The number of women living with but not married to the father of their [..]

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