Birth Certificate

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Question: I gave birth to my daughter in feb 2019 Approaching her 1st bday D.E.S requested birth certificate & ss card for her health insurance. I went to vital records & they said the hospital never recorded her name. And to change it I'd have to pay $332 at court to amend it. Her birth cert. States her name is (noname) and my ex husband's last name( we divorced in 2014) that is not her father. I remember filing out the forms and giving them time a nurse.I have no money. What can I do? My baby has a heart condition and needs medical assistance.

Answer: The Arizona Superior Court has fee waiver applications.  If you qualify, based on your income, the court will waive the filing fee and you will not need to pay it.  Start by going to the website for the Superior Court in the county where you live.  If it is Maricopa County, go to: https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc/deferral-of-court-fees/.  You can also find fee deferral forms on the state website for Superior Courts.  Go to: https://www.azcourts.gov/courtfilingfees/.

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  • I gave birth to my daughter in feb 2019 Approaching her 1st bday D.E.S requested birth certificate & ss card for her health insurance. I went to vital records & they said the hospital never recorded her name. And to change it I'd have to pay $332 at court to amend it. Her birth cert. States her name is (noname) and my ex husband's last name( we divorced in 2014) that is not her father. I remember filing out the forms and giving them time a nurse.I have no money. What can I do? My baby has a heart condition and needs medical assistance.

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