Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Neal v. Neal
Melissa Neal and Bruce Neal separated in 1995 while she was pregnant. Wife petitioned for dissolution of marriage and requested orders relative to the minor child and restoration of her maiden name. Husband denied that the marriage was irretrievably broken and requested dismissal of Wife’s petition. Upon birth of the parties’ son Wife denominated her surname, Gintz, as the child’s surname on his birth certificate. During a decree of dissolution the court ordered the surname of the minor child changed to Neal. Wife appealed.
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