Trial court had no authority to change child’s name where father signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form. A circuit court can change a child’s name in a paternity judgement, but not where paternity is established through voluntary acknowledgment.
Trial court had no authority to change child’s name in paternity proceeding, absent mother’s agreement and compliance with procedural requirements of §786.36, Stats.
Trial court’s order changing the names of the children was in contradiction to the statutes. Name change for children must be done under §786.36 Stats.
Statute gives custodian of child born after separation or divorce the right to name the child.