I am a former Family Court prosecutor and handle all divorce and family law matters, including contested and uncontested divorces, child custody/visitation, child support/paternity, adoptions, family offense (orders of protection), child abuse/neglect and juvenile delinquency. I practice primarily in Westchester (White Plains and vicinity) and the Bronx (Riverdale and vicinity). My website can be found at www.blivenlaw.net.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Entering Fathers Name in Birth Certificate
Q: Hi i am sheraz from Pakistan my wife gave birth to my daughter in NY.She did not entered my name in the father's name column all i want to ask 1.What i have to do to enter my name in the birth certificate which is issued in New York.As my wife and me are now separated so need advice? 2. Can i enter my name through US Embassy in Pakistan. 3.And how to approach the US Embassy for the same.
A: David's Answer: You would need to file a paternity petition with the Family Court in the county where the mother resides with the child. Call a Family Law attorney in that county to schedule a phone consult regarding same. -- David Bliven, Westchester Family Law attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)