How can a father who pays child support and whose name is on the birth certificate change the child's last name to his if he and the child's mother were not married?
Answer - In most states, if the parents of a child are not married, then the mother is the sole "legal" parent of the child. Paying child support gives you no legal rights. Child support is not about anything other than helping to support a child whom you fathered. In my state, it does not even quarantee that you will get visitation rights. So, if you wanted to change the child's name - you should have married the mother!! That is the mother's choice and ultimate decision.
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Yes, the father does have to pay child support married or not. Aslong as you ARE the father. If the father is ordered to pay child support by the court, thenthat order stands until the child is emancipated or if the order ismodified.
If a father has not seen his child in 13 years does he still have rights and does the mother need his permission to have the child's last name changed?
Only the court can terminate parental rights permanently. Anabsentee father is not bound by any time limits on when he may seekvisitation or even custodial rights concerning his child/children,the exception is a court ajudication of abandonment. The issuepertaining to changing a child's name, it can…not be donearbitrarily. State laws govern how or if a change of name can bedone without the permission of the biological father. ( Full Answer )
How can the father of a child be ordered to pay child support if his name is not on the birth certificate and his last name is unknown?
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nIf the couple are unmarried paternity must be established before a child support petition can be filed.\n. \nIf the father refuses to take a paternity test the court can order him to do so.\n. \nThe matter of not knowing his last name is indeed troubling and may be …reason enough for the court to deny any motion for testing or support.\n. \nContact the department of family and children's services or the state health and human services in the state of residency for assistance. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nThe interested party would need to contact the state's vital records department for the correct procedure prescribed by the laws of the state where the birth was registered.\n. \nA minor issue such as a misspelling is relatively simple to amend.\n. \nIf the change is due to the wron…g man being named as the father a court order will be required. ( Full Answer )
What can a mother do for a child's support if the father of her child is on SSI and does not have a job and does not have to pay child support?
Answer . If the father is on SSI the child is entitled to check too from SSI. If the paternity of the child has been established you are fine. You can contact SSI with the childs birth record, file a child support action and the child will receive his own check. If paternity has not been establis…hed hire and attorney or contact you local child support enforcement agency. ( Full Answer )
You will have to fill out the name change petition within your state. Also, make sure you have the other biological parent's permission because they will need to agree to the change or present their case in court why they do not want the child's name to be changed.
everything would stay the same legal wise aslong as the name has been accepted by thr government and get all the papper work for the changes of the child's name
If the father and Mother never married but the father does pay child support and his name is on the birth certificate and she is refusing visitation what are his rights?
He can, and should, file a petition with the Court to grant him visitation. Regardless of paying child support, he has the right to see his child unless he is deemed to be a danger to the child (sex offender, drug charges, violent crimes etc). If he is low income - usually double the poverty rate, s…o under abount $20,000 a year - your state's legal aid services can help him file for free or a few hundred dollars, income dependent. Google legal aid for your state. If not low income, get an attorney and have him/her ask, in the petition for visitation, that the mother pay the attorney fees and court costs. This is a no brainer and visitation will be granted (unless the danger factor is present - in which case don't bother filing until you clean up you life.) ( Full Answer )
If a child's last name of of the non biological father on the birth certificate after divorce does not want to pay does he have to?
According to Arkansas Law he does have to pay...but new statutes give him a chance to rebuke this...rather costly, but the non biological Father usually wins and no longer has to pay and all monies paid for child is to be refunded
Yes, a father can change his child's last name. However, thisdepends on the custody arrangement, and who has primary custody.
You file the completed forms at the courthouse and attend a hearing. Some states require that you publish a notice in the local newspaper too.
Actually, there is nothing in a name. You can change your child's name to your favorite actor's last name if you like. Relinquishing child support from the father would only take place if your new husband got permission from both you and the child's father to legally adopt your child. This would in …turn mean that your ex-husband is not legally your child's father any more. Which can cause other issues. For example, in the event of your ex-husband's death, your child would not be eligible for SSI benefits because the child is not legally his anymore. ( Full Answer )
If the mother does not put the fathers name on the birth certificate does he have to pay child support?
If you are looking for governmental support you have to provide the father's information and he will have to help support the child.
Your ex-spouse can only change your child's last name if they have sole custody. If that is not true, then you should talk to a lawyer about getting an injunction.
She can't. It's not "her" document to change. She can legally change her name on almost any other document but she cannot alter a birth certificate issued to, and belonging to, another individual.
Yes, because you can name your child anything you want. You will have to establish paternity (DNA test) to receive or file for any child support. My child has his dad's last name, but I am the only parent listed on the birth certificate.
If the fathers name is on the birth certificate does he have to pay child support if he and the mother aggree not to?
If the mother doesn't seek a child support order no one will make the father pay. However, keep in mind that the mother can always change her mind and get back child support in the future. If the child and/or mother are receiving any state assistance the father will be required to pay child support.… Fathers are responsible for supporting their children. If the mother doesn't need the child support then she should put it in the bank for the child's college education. ( Full Answer )
How can the fathers last name be removed from birth certificate Parents never married and father has moved to another state does not pay child support?
As a general rule modifications are not made to birth records. You can petition the court to allow a name change. However, even if a name change is allowed by the court it will not change the name on the birth certificate.
Do you have to pay child support if your name is not on the birth certificate and the child does not have your last name?
If you are proven to be the child's parent and the court orders you to pay child support, you have to pay it, whether or not your name is on the birth certificate or whether the child has your name. The answer is yes. The court can order you to submit to a paternity test. Once paternity has been …established you will be required to pay child support. ( Full Answer )
You file the completed forms at the courthouse and attend a hearing. Some states require that you publish a notice in the local newspaper too. It is easier when both parents agree to the child's name change.
How can mother change baby last name to hers if father is on birth certificate and they are not married?
YOu should be able to go to the city hall and fill out a form, pay a fee and it's as simple as that. Anyone can change their name to anything they would like!
This is what's called Paternity Fraud, since you didn't do it at the beginning. I assume he challenged paternity? You will need a court order for the change.
Yes, but if you're not married to her, you have no rights to the child. see link
If you mean that the mother changes the baby's surname, of course. If you mean that the mother changes her surname to the father's (the same as the baby), of course.
Yes, if you are not married the right to change the last name belong to the mother.
As far as I know, legal adoption is the only thing that can change a minor child's last name. It will cost in legal fees though if it is contested.
Does a father in MI have legal right to visit his child if he is paying support to his child's mother?
Payment of child support does not automatically confer a right to visitation. I suggest that you file a motion in the appropriate court to compel visitation. . SEE LINKS BELOW
For a name change you need to check the local probate and family court to see if a name change was requested and allowed by the court. A name change will not be reflected on the child's birth certificate.
Does a mother have to change the child's lastname if she wants to claim childsupport and the real fathers last name is not the birth certificate?
No, a person does not have to change a child's last name in order to obtain child support. But, that person does have to have legal guardianship or legal parental custody of that child.
Changing the child's surname has no effect on child support, but he has a right to sue to change it back to his.
Yes, either through legal adoption ( which may require the biological father to surrender paternal rights- this also frees him from child support obligations ) or a simple legal name change. The name change can be made for under $400 in most cases.
That depends. If the mother has full custody of the child, then yes. If she doesn't have full custody, then no.
Well if the person you are marrying is not the other biological parent then you would need them to sign rights and have the person you are marrying adopt the child... I just went through this... good luck to you
A child's biological father can have his name added to a child's birth certificate regardless of whether or not the mother agrees to it. If the biological father voluntarily relinquishes his parental rights and the child is legally adopted by another man, his name can be added to the birth certifica…te in place of the biological father. ( Full Answer )
Do you need to pay child support if you have no rights to the child and the mother has changed the child's last name?
A Judge in a court of law will determine if a parent needs to pay child support or not and how much. The judge will take into account if you have rights to the child or not. The fact that the mother changed the child's last name is irrelevant to the payment of child support. Its still your child no …matter the mum has changed the name. ( Full Answer )
When is an alleged father responsible to pay child support if he is not married to the child's mother?
When a court orders him to do so. Paternity must be established before an order for support is entered. This is done by: genetic testing; presumption, where the parties were married when the child was born/conceived; acknowledgment of paternity either in writing or in open court; default, where t…he alleged father fails to cooperate in the process. ( Full Answer )
Does a father have to pay BACK child support if another man has been on the birth certificate for the length of child's life?
If the man sues you after he's been paying for your child, yes the judge can think he should get his money back.
What if your child's father has not legitimized the child and does not pay child support but is on the birth certificate can you get married and have your spouse adopt the child?
Your spouse may adopt the child but the court will have to serve notice of that proceeding to the biological father.
Can a mother have a minor child's last name changed on his birth certificate without the permission of the father if he signed the birth certificate?
Yes, but the father can motion the family court to stop the action, or have it changed back when he finds out.
The father is not listed on the birth certificate but is paying court ordered child support in the state of Florida. Can you change the child's last name without the father's permission?
No. The court will ask for the father's name on the petition so that he can be notified. If the father is paying child support he will be sent notice of the name change petition. Even if the child doesn't have his name he can object to the proposed change of name and the court will consider his ob…jection before it renders a decision. No. The court will ask for the father's name on the petition so that he can be notified. If the father is paying child support he will be sent notice of the name change petition. Even if the child doesn't have his name he can object to the proposed change of name and the court will consider his objection before it renders a decision. No. The court will ask for the father's name on the petition so that he can be notified. If the father is paying child support he will be sent notice of the name change petition. Even if the child doesn't have his name he can object to the proposed change of name and the court will consider his objection before it renders a decision. No. The court will ask for the father's name on the petition so that he can be notified. If the father is paying child support he will be sent notice of the name change petition. Even if the child doesn't have his name he can object to the proposed change of name and the court will consider his objection before it renders a decision. ( Full Answer )
Yes, but he must visit the court that issued the order and bring a copy of the marriage certificate so the order can be terminated. Yes, but he must visit the court that issued the order and bring a copy of the marriage certificate so the order can be terminated. Yes, but he must visit the court t…hat issued the order and bring a copy of the marriage certificate so the order can be terminated. Yes, but he must visit the court that issued the order and bring a copy of the marriage certificate so the order can be terminated. ( Full Answer )
Biological parents who are married to each other do not pay child support to each another. They naturally share the expenses for their child. You have to let the court know you are married though and petition for the order to be dropped.
If they are not married, yes. Clarification It depends on the circumstances. If the parents are divorced the father will be notified and will have the opportunity to object. For example, after a divorce the mother may wish to change her child's name. She must provide the father's name on the na…me change application and the court will require that he be given notice. If he objects, the court may not allow the name change unless the mother can provide a compelling reason for the name change. This type of issue is decided on a case by case basis. ( Full Answer )
You will probably have to go to court and have it done there. Local laws may vary. You will probably have to go to court and have it done there. Local laws may vary.
How do you change a child's last name on the birth certificate if it has been established that the originally named male is not the biological father?
The biological father must agree to the accept parentage or parentage must be established through the court before the birth certificate can be amended.
The child's name being changed does not change who the father is, nor mean that the father is freed from his financial obligations towards the child.
Can a mother change child's last name other then her last name if she knows who the biological father is and he is not on the birth certificate?
A unwed mother can give her child any name she wants to regardless of who the father is.
Can i put a man that is not biologically my child's father on her birth certificate if he voluntarilly signs paternitythere is no name father named on her birth cert bio father ordered to pay support?
Too many people involved. Leave the birth certificate as it is. Let the biological father continue to pay child support. If the current man marries you and wishes to adopt the child, then that is another matter. Seek legal advice before doing anything to change the birth certificate. No. This w…ould be fraud unless the child is adopted by your boyfriend. ( Full Answer )
How does a father change his child's last name if mother was married to someone else when the child was born?
You may be able to file and pay for a name change if you are infact the biological father and listed on the birth certificate, butthis will depend on if you are currently in a relationship with thechild's mother as well. You will need to speak to a lawyer foradvice that can look into your specific s…ituation and offer youadvice. ( Full Answer )
Can the mother change her child's last name if the fathers name is not on birth certificate and she wants her child to have another last name?
Please include your location when asking legal questions, as laws vary by state/country. Generally, she will be required to seek and obtain the father's permission for the name change, or provide a very compelling reason why she shouldn't need it. Not having a legally named father for the child will… complicate this process. ( Full Answer )