I have a legal court order stating that my last name was legally changed 20 years ago. The court order was done in Alabama and the hospital I was born in was also in Alabama but I now live in Florida. My parents never got my birth certificate changed. How do I get a birth certificate with my correct name on it?
Maybe I am missing something here, but if your name on the certificate was correct when you were born, then you cannot change that. You would need to show both the birth certificate and the court order changing your name to prove who you are.
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You will need a certificate from the clerk's office with a certified copy of the final judgment establishing your name. That, and a fee, and a from you can get from the DCF website will get you a birth certificate with the legally established name.
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I agree with Attorney Lampert but I think you may also need the original birth certificate as well. Weird that no one followed through with changing the birth certificate. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
Generally vital statistics in the birth state will require you to fill out a form to amend your birth certificate and send it in with a certified copy of the court order. You can probably download the necessary forms online or contact an AL attorney for assistance.
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