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Good morning. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be the professional assisting you today. In order to give you the most accurate information, would you answer a few questions for me?
1. I am assuming that your son is the biological father of this child, is that correct?
2. Can you tell me if the child's mother is in agreement with placing your son's name on the birth certificate?
3. Also, how old is the child?
my son is the father. theschild was born on 3-25-13. mother is difficult, with mental health issue
There are two ways to add the father tot he birth certificate. The first is with the cooperation of the mother and with both parties filing a Recognition of Paternity form with the Office of the State Registrar. However, that doesn't sound as if it would work in this case. But it may be worth your son asking the mother, as it is the simplest way.
The other way is through the court system. Your son would need to file a paternity action seeking to be named the father and to obtain a court order adding him to the birth certificate. After paternity is decided by the court, he would also be legally entitled to seek custody and/or visitation. And the mother would be able to seek child support.
how does he file
He would file with the local court where the child/mother lives. You may find information on the process at the MN court site: http://www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp/?page=1808. The court does not provide paternity forms online; however, most court houses (or the self-help centers in the courthouse) should be able to provide forms.