What to do if my husband keeps asking for my birth certificate before he can file for divorce?

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What to do if my husband keeps asking for my birth certificate before he can file for divorce?

Does he need it and, if so, why?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Louisiana

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am uncertain as to why he would need a copy of your birth certificate. Perhaps he wishes to ensure he has the correct legal name of your birth prior to filing.  I don't think he needs it and so I would not give it. If he has subpoenaed for particular records, then you may be required to give copies of particular documents but until he subpoenas you I would not budge.


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