Does the father have to legally adopt the baby to show the fathers last name or can the birth certificate be changed? 1 Answers as of April 11, 2011

If a baby has the mothers last name and mother and father eventually get married, does the father have to legally adopt the baby to show the fathers last name or can the birth certificate be changed?

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Generally, once the birth certificate is issued in a certain name, it stays that way unless and until it is changed by a Court - usually by adoption. However, speak directly to a matrimonial attorney to verify this information.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/11/2011
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