Can you take someone to court and make them change there last name.

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Can you take someone to court and make them change there last name.

My husband ex wife had a partner. They got
married in late 1990 in Florida. The marriage
was not recognized by the state. Her partner is
now with another partner. They recently got
married in Florida few months ago. They are
both using my husband last name. Now three
people has his last name only one was married
to him.

Asked on July 11, 2018 under Family Law, Louisiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you may not. Any person may take or use any name he or she wants--marriage or blood relation is not necessary--and no other person can control or determine what name another person may use. That the other two were never legally married to your husband is irrelevant.


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