Is it mandatory in the state of Mississippi for a child to have his or her father's last name if the parents are not married but the father is paying child support?
I�m assuming the last name is different because the father did not voluntarily acknowledge paternity? I assume this because in Mississippi, if you're unmarried but paternity is acknowledged (by both parents signing an acknowledgement of paternity form) then the father�s name is listed on the birth certificate, and the child is given the father�s last name--unless both the mother and father agree otherwise (and if they agree otherwise, then I believe an affidavit has to be filed in regard to that).
You can file for child support even though the child does not have the father�s last name. If Dad has not voluntarily acknowledged paternity, then paternity would have to first be established, and a DNA test would be ordered. Once paternity is established, the court will order that Dad�s name be added to the birth certificate, and "In the event of court-determined paternity, the surname of the child shall be that of the father, unless the judgment specifies otherwise." (Per Mississippi Code 93-9-9)
I�m originally from Mississippi, and in every single case that I�ve personally heard of involving court-determined paternity, the child's last name has been changed to that of the father's. But I will admit that the cases I know of involved very young children (so no situations of a child who�d had Mom�s last name for 10 years and then suddenly had that changed).
I'm getting wordy, I know :) To answer your question--is it *mandatory* for the child to have the father's last name in order to receive child support? No. Is there a chance that the child's last name might be changed? Yes.
If im 16 and try to get a marriage licenses for Mississippi can you and them send the letter to your parents and make sure your mom don't get it and them not get anything back and then get married?
What is the youngest you can get married in Mississippi with your parents consent if your boyfriend just turned 20 and you are 16?
Are both parents signatures required for minors to get married in the state of Mississippi if parents are divorced?
Who has custody of a child when the parents are not married and there is not a custodial order from the court in Canada?
What is the fathers rights if he is on the birth certificate and he and the mother were never married?
What is a fathers right in the state of Florida if the parents are not married nor has the child been legitimized and he signed the birth certificate and has the fathers last name?
If a 16 year old gets pregnant by a 21 year old in Mississippi can she get married without parental consent and id not in Mississippi can she go to another state to get married without consent?
Nope, there is no state you can go to. You must be at least 18 to get married without parental consent. There is no place in North America and most of Europe that will allow you to get married younger without it. Some places might allow marriage with a court order, but they don't often grant them unless the parents are no longer living.
If both a teen mother and father want to live together does the fathers parents have control over what he does?
Can you get married if you're only 16 years old but you got the consent of both parents except that your fathers consent is on a notarized letter?
Your friend is in phoenix AZ and she has a one year old and she has no where to go and needs to move back to Texas with her parents she is not married to the father can she leave and what agencies?
Who has legal custody of minor child when parents have never married and fathers name is on birth certificate?
If a 14-year-old is pregnant by a 15-year-old boy whose green card has expired would they be able to get married?
It depends on the state. In most states, they both have to be at least 16 and have parental permission. In Mississippi, they can get married with their parents' permission. They can also go to court and get a special waiver to get married because she is pregnant. The boy's immigration status has nothing to do with whether or not he can get married. They might be able to get married with their parents permition…