My ex is abusive verbally emotionally and physically. No charges have been pressed on him. Does he have a right to have anything to do with our child's stillborn birth and death certificate? Do I even need to put his name on the death certificate? We were never married.
You do not need to place his name on a death or birth certificate. In fact when a couple is not married, the father's name can only be added with their consent unless a court ordered paternity test was entered. See NJSA 26:8-28 "The name of the father shall be included on the record of birth of the child of unmarried parents only if the father and mother have signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity; or a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction has issued an adjudication of paternity."
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I do not believe that you have any statutory requirement to include your ex's name on the child's documents since the two of you were not married. Please accept my condolences.
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As was stated on another post. You do not have to put anyone's name on a death certificate. You can choose to leave it blank. Nobody will stop you.
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