In Summary
  • My fiancée and I have daughters from our previous relationships and the children live with us.
  • Their other biological parents' names appear in their birth certificates.
  • Do you have a legal problem you would like addressed by a lawyer? Please email your queries to lifeandstyle@ke.nationmedia.com

Hello,

I am a 44-year-old man living with my fiancée and hoping to get married soon.

We both have daughters from our previous relationships who live with us, and we would like to have full parent rights to the children.

Please advise us on how we should go about this matter as the names of their other biological parents appear in their birth certificates.

The second issue is: Will it be possible to change the children’s names to suit our current arrangement?

Thank you in advance.

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