Q: I am pregnant but my lawful husband is not a father. Who will be mentioned as a father on birth certificate?
Hello. I separated from my husband 6 months ago but we haven't been divorced yet. I found that I am pregnant with my new boyfriend.
Who will be mentioned as a father on birth certificate?
Do I have to put the name of my current lawful husband or I can put the name of biological father or leave it empty?
I am married in Michigan, now live in Illinois.
Thank you so much.
A: You can put the name of the biological father on the birth certificate. He will have to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity.
Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer
A: While I agree with the lawyer below, I would further state that in Illinois, the husband will also need to sign a document.
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