Q: Father listed on Birth Certificate unwed and didn't sign Acknowledgement of Paternity
In the state of Florida (Broward County) if the mother isn't married and the "father" does not sign the acknowledgement of paternity, can the father still be listed on the birth certificate and the child have his last name?
A: If you are not married to someone else, the father can sign the birth certificate and be listed. You need the father's consent/signature to name him as the father, unless you want to initiate legal action. If he doesn't admit paternity and sign the birth certificate- you can establish him as the legal father via a child support action or paternity action. You could seek to amend the birth certificate to name him as the father and to change the child's name.
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