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The father of my 14 yo died before she was born, so I didn't put his name on her birth certificate. I found his adult daughter and paid for a private DNA test. Can we use that with the known daughter's endorsement? I've become disabled and can't afford another "legal" DNA test.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

Which court would I do that through? We live in a different state than when she was born.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

We are in California, she.was born and he lived in Nevada

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't think so

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I'm afraid that another family member's "endorsement" has no bearing on who can or can't be on a birth certificate.

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