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I was wondering my girlfriend had a child about 6 years ago.

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I was wondering my girlfriend had a child about 6 years ago. My question is , can she put me on the birth certificate no questions asked? Because she never signed my name.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.

Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

In order to amend the birth certificate, you'd have to file a petition and get a court order directing the department of vital statistics to amend the child's birth certificate.

Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.

The court may require you to take a paternity test before you can be added through the order.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Oh so like a blood sample ?
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.

Yes, the court would likely order some type of DNA testing - hair follicle, blood test, etc.