2007 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Kullen, Carter, Dumais, Feldman, Hecht, Jameson, Lawton, Lee, Manno, McComas, Mizeur, Pena-Melnyk, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Family Law - Divorce - Change of Surname of Child


Authorizing a court, in granting a decree of absolute divorce, to change the surname of a child under specified circumstances; and specifying factors that the court may consider in making a specified determination.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Names -see also- Proper Names
Proper Names

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 7-108 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered