How Do You Get Your Name Put On Your Childs Birth Certificate?


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There appears to be mixed information about whether or not this is possible. Some sources of information say that it is not possible and some say that it is a legal matter that can be dealt with in court.

Some sources of information propose that this is not possible. The reason for this being is that a birth certificate is a precious piece of historical information that must be kept in its original condition. When the child is born, the details of both mother and father are placed onto the birth certificate and both parents are required to sign the document.

Conversely - it does appear that you can remove the father's name from the birth certificate if a DNA test proves that he is not the child's father. In addition to this, it is possible to change the surname of the child on the certificate from the mother's surname to the father's surname if the parents have been married since the child's birth. This will involve purchasing a new birth certificate.

Other information sources however, have suggested that this can be possible if taken to a court of law. To do this, you will have to invest a lot of time and money into the process and it is highly advisable that you hire and consult with a lawyer in the initial stages.

For the father to get his name put on the birth certificate, a DNA test will almost definitely be required to prove that he is the father of the child. Sources say that if you are successful, a court order will be issued to have the father's name issued onto the birth certificate. To confirm if this is possible, you should get in touch with a lawyer or legal establishment in your area for any further details relating specifically to your situation.   

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