Ok a snapshot of the situation: I had my daughter w/my ex-husband, we have been divorced 3 years (4 in February 2012), I am remarried and my current husband loves my daughter as his own. The bio-father doesn't contact me or my mom to ask about his own daughter AT ALL.
I tried to get child support out on biological father and he threw a fit and just disappears off the face of the earth. He had said she is not going to get a dime from him so he cuts contact, changes number, and since then I have changed my own number as well cause my hubby got me a phone for mother's day last year. :) So he has no way of contacting me and I don't wanna contact him, I don't want nothing to do with him because he's a deadbeat and I divorced him cause he was a cheater and an abuser.
So we want to get my daughters last name changed to the family's name for many reasons, especially for the fact her name is different from mine, my hubby's, and younger daughter. I don't want her to feel left out or indifferent. She has a man who loves her and she considers him her dad and he's been more of a dad to her than her biological father will ever be in a lifetime!
So how to I go through doing this process? I live in WV so that can give you all an idea on which state I am in and what laws I am under.