We have just found out that My Husband's ex wife has changed the surname of his son without his consent. He has parental responsibility and regular contact with his son and has paid money every month for years. She has always been controlling and has moved house and even countries without letting my husband know, we have spent thousands on court costs when she suddenlystops access.
This name change has come to light when she has finally agreed to 'allow' us to take him on a family holiday (only because he is now 13 and he has nagged her to let him come). She was doing all she could to avoid us taking him and it seems she changed his name 5 years ago and the passport was issued in his new name!!!
My husband agreed that when she remarried and had further children she could call their son by the same family name but not do it officially, she took him to court 5 years ago to ask for an order and the judge said no....but she has done it anyway.
My husband is devastated, he has contacted the deed poll people and the pasport office and nobody seems to give a hoot. A solicitor says it will cost a fortune to fight. Now when we take him on holiday we have no evidence that he is my husband's son (other than the birth cert that is obviously in his old name).
Any advice....it is incredible that this can happen!