I've been argueing with my friend about something and i would like it settled. She has a three yr old son, was never with the father. she is with a great guy and they have another baby together. she was forced to go to court for support because she was on welfare, and that is the only documentation that states who the child's father is, not on birth cert or anything. the guy has never seen or wanted to see the boy, and he has been raised his whole life by the man my friend is marrying (this fall).
my friend told me that one can go back and add the fathers name to the birth cert after the fact. the boy also has her last name. she wants to put her fiance on the birth cert as his true father, and apply for a name change for the boy. her story is going to be that her and his father weren't close when he was born, so he's not on the birth cert and has her last name, but now because they have another child and they are getting married they want to fix this. she doesn't think there will be a problem. my concern is that the previous and only court case with the childs natural father may be found out and become a problem (obviously). the case was very far away from where she lives now, nobody she knows, knows the boy has a diff. father and she doesn't want anyone to know. what needs to be done to change the birth cert, and do you think that those court papers will be discovered? i don't know if they do a check on these kinds of things or not. if it weren't for the fact that she went to court with him (the sperm donor) i would think this a fab idea. if they both go in agreeing with the story and they both claim he's the father, should there be any complications? i dont want her in trouble.