How do I file a petition for a name change and for my name to be removed from the birth certificate for a child that has been DNA tested and proven not to be mine?

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How do I file a petition for a name change and for my name to be removed from the birth certificate for a child that has been DNA tested and proven not to be mine?

Asked on November 29, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to accomplish what you want is to consult with a family law attorney with respect to your name change. You have to file a petition with the court and publish the petition once a week in a newspaper designated by the court before there is a final hearing.

As to the birth certificate of the minor child where you are not deemed the father, you need to get a certified copy of the court order deeming you not to be the father from the court and take it to the department of vital statistics where the birth certificate is and have it filed there.


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