questions & answers
Question: My son is 10 and two years ago I had a paternity test done with his biological father but I have his step dad on the birth certificate. What can I do to have him removed from the birth certificate?
Answer: Per the Arizona Department of Human and Health Services (AZDHS) to amend a birth certificate you will need a court order. This is per Arizona law, found under A.R.S. §§36-323 and 36-337(B). On the Maricopa County Superior Court website there is a self-serve center that provides free forms. Under A.R.S. §36-337(B)(2) an amendment to a birth certificate can happen when paternity is established. In addition to the forms, the court provides free workshops regarding paternity matters. At the workshop there is help to complete the necessary forms. Once an order has been granted by the court a person may contact the AZDHS to amend a birth certificate.
My son is 10 and two years ago I had a paternity test done with his biological father but I have his step dad on the birth certificate. What can I do to have him removed from the birth certificate?
- Let us know how we are doing! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey.
- Please select your county of residence below.
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program