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Question: My son has an 18 year old daughter but is not listed on the birth certificate. He volunteered to pay child support and longer does as his daughter is over 18. His daughter now wants to have his name on the birth certificate to claim her Native American heritage. Both are in agreement. What is the court process as I was told there isn't a form and to contact legal services. Thank you.

Answer:

Before contacting legal services, I would suggest two things: one, contact the Office of Vital Statistics (http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/vital-records/index.php) and inform them of your situation. They should be able to help you with this; two, check with the Superior Court in the county of your residence. For example, Maricopa county’s website has the forms to complete and the check list for adding the father to the birth certificate.

 

Those two options should provide you with relief for this situation. If you are still having issues after contacting these resources, then you may want to consider contacting a family law attorney.

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  • My son has an 18 year old daughter but is not listed on the birth certificate. He volunteered to pay child support and longer does as his daughter is over 18. His daughter now wants to have his name on the birth certificate to claim her Native American heritage. Both are in agreement. What is the court process as I was told there isn't a form and to contact legal services. Thank you.

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