My question involves paternity law for the State of: Kentucky
The children were born in Kentucky but we currently reside in Maine.
My children's father and I were never married and at the time Kentucky law did not allow the placement of his name on the children's birth certificates until paternity was established (I believe this was the reason give).
We began court proceedings to determine custody rights, etc and I have DNA results showing him as the father but custody and parental agreements were never completed and he is now deceased.
I have his death certificate.
We will be doing some traveling in foreign countries and I'd like to have my paperwork in order so that I don't get caught up with a lot of questions in reference to a single parent with children.
How do I petition the state of Kentucky to add the father's name to the birth certificate? (This will make the death certificate hold validity since at this point I have little even showing our connection to him!)
I am also going to petition for name changes for the children to give them connection to me so it is even more important that all paperwork end up being accurate. Is there a form I will have to file for their name change to a birth certificate as well?