I will try to keep this as short as possible.
My fiance is trying to get the father's (not biological) name removed from her son's birth certificate. The sort story is that she was raped when she was very young and when she had her son she decided at the time to put his name as the father on the birth certificate. She was married to him but not till after the child was born. When they got a divorce there was some paperwork filled out called "FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND ORDER OF PARENTAGE" no where in it does it state that he has rights to the child. It actually states "The Court further finds as follows: The Respondent is excluded as Father of Child Childs Name by parentage testing." Since the divorce she has had to get 2 restraining orders against him because of some pretty bad stuff. She wants desperatly to get his name removed from the birt certificate to help get him (the "father" on the birth certificate) out of her life.
I have already contacted the vitals department in TN and they are trying to help but so far their findings are that all we can do is to get a court order to have the name removed and that we have to get a lawyer to do this. Which this would be fine but we hired a lawyer last year to take care of this and he quit before he finished the job and we lost the money we had already given him and now we really don't have the cash to try and find another lawyer to do this.
Before the lawyer quit he did say something about that the "father" just needed to sign something to remove his name. Does anbody know if there is some sort of form we can get to him to sign and notorize and take to the cort to get the order.
Sorry for the length please ask any questions, we have been trying so hard to get this done for so long any help is greatly appreciated.