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Parent used alias for child's birth certificate, how can I fix it?

Riverside, CA |

My mother put her alias on my birth certificate, and now she wants to change it so her real name appears on it. Do I need a court order to do this?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Yes, I believe she will need to go back to court to change the birth certificate, but there may be forms she can use and free services at the court to advise her on the forms she needs and how to fill them out.

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