Okay my is Tonya Flowers. I have a daughter who is 8. So my ex signed my daughters birth certificate but his not the real father how I go about getting my him of of it and getting her name changed and how much would it cost ?
AVVO prohibits lawyers from posting fees. You have created a legal mess that also means NOT doing just a name change, which often is inexpensive. You also implicated yourself and your ex in a crime (the false statement on the birth certificate). You need a lawyer. You will have to do a court petition to amend the birth certificate to remove the ex's information. Vital records is very picky about how a final order is worded so use a lawyer who has done it before. A judge may not want to do this absent DNA testing, and you may be required to attempt to establish the correct paternity (some judges treat this differently than others). In that mix you also do a name change case. How easy or hard this is depends on the court and whether the fake dad and real dad cooperate. In some courts, with that cooperation, I have gotten all these into one case with multiple relief sought and gotten good results. Specific facts can change this whole answer. Since posting details further admits to a crime, discuss all this with a lawyer in person and do not post more details.
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A mother can file a paternity action against a man she believes is her child's father. Once paternity is established the mother can seek child support from the father, and the father can have visitation with the child. Because another man is listed as the father on the child's birth certificate, genetic testing to establish evidence of paternity will most likely be required. However, if the actual father acknowledges that he is the natural father of the child, this acknowledgement can be recorded in the Putative Father Registry of Georgia. This acknowledgement by the father will serve as a legal determination for purposes of child support and visitation. Amending the birth certificate and changing the child's name will most likely be a part of the greater paternity action. This issue will complicate the paternity action that most likely requires the services of a lawyer. For more information on divorce, custody, and other family law issues, visit my blog at www.millianslaw.com/newnandivorceblog
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