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I am the father of an eighteen year old girl but another person

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I am the father of an eighteen year old girl but another person name was inserted on the birth certificate how do I go about having this corrected legally. I need to have her inserted on my financial documents.
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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. It first needs to be determined what the basis of the error is. If your child is now 18 years old, this should have been done soon after she was born. If you were the legal father, paternity should have been established and it should have been corrected. If there is some other reason and the name was added in error, I have provided two links for you below, one with the forms that you will need and the process.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/services/vr-add-parent.shtml

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vr/bcorrect.pdf

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