My husband's grandmother married a man who adopted her son, but he kept his original surname.
Due to family issues, my husband was raised most of his life by his adoptive grandfather.
He is wanting to add his grandfather's surname to his name, as a way to honor him, just hyphenating it onto his given surname.
We are in Texas, how would we go about this? It would also be a change myself and our daughter would add.
We have a copy of the adoption paper, but it was performed in Mexico (grandma and dad were Mexican citizens, grandfather was US). This copy is very old and while notarized, has no actual date on it.
We also have certified death certificates for the grandparents that my husband signed, and he is designated as their grandson on these.
With this info, would we all still need to go through the Adult Name Change procedure with the court?