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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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How do I get my name on my son birth certificate

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How do I get my name on my son birth certificate
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
When was the child born and what contact do you have with him?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My son was born 24th March 2007.I had weekly visits , when I payed maintenance. My name was not put on the birth certificate. His mother died just over a year ago. Since then he has been living with his step sister which I am happy with. He comes to stay with me every weekend.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Are there any Court Orders in place regarding the child?
What evidence do you have that the child is yours?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No court orders in place.No actual proof that he is my son.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
Is the step sister willing to allow a DNA test to be done?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In that case you need to have a DNA test done by one of the laboratories named here https://www.gov.uk/dna-testing-parentage-disagreements
Once you have this you will need to apply to the General Registry Office to have you name added
The form is here http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/@government/documents/digitalasset/dg_176555.pdf
You should send mother's Death Certificate at the same time
If this is not accepted you will have to apply to the Court for a Declaration of Parentage - the application form is here
http://www.familylaw.co.uk/system/uploads/attachments/0002/0809/C63.pdf
But try the first way first!
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
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