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How to Remove the Father from the Birth Certificate in the UK


 

If you have a child, and their father's name is on the birth certificate, you may wonder if it's possible to remove the father's name. The answer is yes, it's possible to remove the father's name from the birth certificate, but only in certain circumstances.


When Can the Father's Name be Removed from the Birth Certificate?


The father's name can be removed from the birth certificate in the UK if it can be proven that the father's name was included by mistake or if a court order has been issued. If there is no court order and the father's name was not included by mistake, then it's not possible to remove the father's name from the birth certificate.


Reasons for Removing the Father's Name from the Birth Certificate


There are several reasons why a person may want to remove the father's name from the birth certificate. One of the common reasons is when the mother of the child wants to prevent the father from having parental responsibility. This may happen in cases where the father is abusive or absent from the child's life.


How to Remove the Father's Name from the Birth Certificate


If you wish to remove the father's name from the birth certificate, you need to apply to the General Register Office (GRO) using the LA1 form. The form can be found on the GRO website, and it should be completed accurately with all the necessary information. You also need to provide supporting documents that prove why you want to remove the father's name, such as a court order.

After the form is submitted, it will be reviewed by the GRO, and a decision will be made. If the request is approved, the father's name will be removed from the birth certificate, and a new certificate will be issued.


What Happens After the Father's Name is Removed from the Birth Certificate?


After the father's name is removed from the birth certificate, the father will no longer have parental responsibility for the child. If he wishes to have parental responsibility in the future, he will need to apply to the court.



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