What happens if there is no father to name on the birth certificate?

Answer Just the mother's name is perfectly legal. I used artificial insemination, so there was no father. My son's birth certificate has only myself listed. Perfectly legal, never a problem nor question.

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What happens if the name of father on birth certificate is wrong?

I.e., someone else is the father? Assuming more than 60 day since the BC was signed, this will require genetic testing or acknowledgment of paternity by the real father in open court, and an order ... Read More »

Does the father have to be there at birth for his name to be on the birth certificate?

No. The parents supply the information that will comprise the birth record. The father can sign it even if he wasn't present at the birth.

What happens if your on the birth certificate but you really are not the father?

Then you are still legally the father just as if you were genetically the father.

When there is no father listed on birth certificate can a mother change the last name of her child to the step parents last name?