Can I give my baby my maiden name on the birth certificate if I’m married?

I’m separated from my husband but the baby’s father is not involved.

Asked on August 18, 2012 under Family Law, Arkansas

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, you are entitled as the new born child's mother to have any surname or name on your child's birth certificate when it is born. If you want to have your maiden name on the birth certificate, you can do so.


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