How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34288
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
13262538
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

My name is***** am a grand mother who has been raising

Resolved Question:

Hello
My name is***** am a grand mother who has been raising our grand daughter since she was born as my daughter was unable to cope with raising her child. Our granddaughter is now 6 years old, can you please advise- I have the original birth certificate without the fathers name on.
Unfortunately a few years ago my daughter reluctantly went to the registry office with the father and added his name to the birth certificate without our knowledge, the father now has this birth certificate and we still have the original certificate. Mother and father are not together, is the original certificate still valid? as we were not aware that they were going to do this. I have been told no names can be changed or added without us all agreeing to this.
Please advise us
Thankyou
Sam
Sent from my iPad
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you
I am afraid that your daughter did not need your agreement to re-register the child with the biological father and accordingly the father now also has Parental Responsibility for the child
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thankyou for your reply can I just ask then why it says on the residence order no names can be changed unless all parties are in agreement
Thankyou
Sam
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
The name that the Child is known by cannot be changed unless as you say you all agree - but they were nonetheless entitled to re-register the birth
Ckare
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you