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Child Support

Who's last name does a child take from unwed parents?


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October 28, 2010 9:49PM

Whatever last name the mother chooses. Foe example, my parents are not married and my mom chose to give me my father's last name, (since SHE was the one who just gave birth the mom gets the ultimate decision). However, I have a cousin that gave her child her last name instead.

If the father wants to give the child his last name, he can petition it to the court, and the judge will decide. I know this is a fact in Missouri!