in Name Change
30-year-old client seeks assistance amending her father’s name on her birth certificate. Client’s birth certificate lists only a last name for her father. However, the listed last name is not that of her father but of the man to whom client’s mother was married at the time of her birth. Client recently applied for a passport, but she was denied because the name she listed for her father on the application did not match the name listed for her father on her birth certificate. Client’s father is deceased, but he signed an acknowledgement of paternity in 1988 and paid child support to her mother. Client provided VIP with a certified copy of it. A volunteer is needed to help client amend her father’s name on her birth certificate.