A birth certificate gives your baby his or her legal name and also says who the baby’s parents are, where the baby was born and when. It is a legal document that your baby will use later on for things like getting passports or getting a driver’s license.
A birth certificate can be issued for the baby without a father’s name on it.
Once the forms are submitted for the birth certificate, the information becomes final and only can be changed by a judge in court.
If the birth certificate does not list a father, but you have decided on who is the father, you and the father must sign two forms forms.
If the man says he is not the real father, but he missed the 60-day deadline to cancel (rescind) it, he has two years after the baby is born to ask a court to release him from being the legal parent.
If the father does not want to sign the form, you will have to go to court to “establish paternity.” Your local child support agency (LCSA, for short) will help you for free.
If you are married to the baby’s father and you live together, he is automatically the baby’s legal father. Neither of you needs to do anything else.