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I need to change my last name on my birth certificate. Ny…

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I need to change my last name on my birth certificate.

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

In order to get a significant change (versus a scrivener's error, or typo) on a birth certificate the party requesting the change must file a petition with the court requesting that they order the state to make the necessary amendment. There generally must be a valid reason to do so and the purpose cannot be to defraud third parties.

That is a custom drafted petition but this will give an idea (this is for a name change):

https://www.nycourts.gov/forms/ncpetition.pdf

sample from other courts that can be used as a template:

https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscdocs/packets/cvab1z.pdf

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

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