is it possible to remove my child's father's name from the birth certificate after divorce or annulment.if so what steps would i need to take
I am not seeing a valid paternity question here. A divorce or annulment has nothing to do with paternity. Either this is or is not his child. Why do you want to remove his name? I think you need to consult a local seasoned family law attorney before you do anything. If the reason is because you are mad, then you could be buying yourself a lot of trouble.
Unless there was a mistake in paternity and you've discovered the man named on the birth certificate is not the biological father, and you have proof, you can't just remove a father's name from a birth certificate.
Absolutely not. As a former DOR/Child Support Enforcement Attorney, I can tell you that one of the most important issues for the state and federal government is to make certain every child has a legal father and that paternity has been established for every child. To have a birth certificate amended to take the father off of the birth certificate is taking away the child's legal father. This is certainly not in the best interests of the child and the law would preclude such an action.
If, however, you wish to seek a termination of the father's parental rights ( an extremely tough case) speak to an experienced family law attorney in your area. I wish you the best of luck.
Anthony Rao, Esq.
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