What Is Declaration Of Parentage?

Declaration of parentage is like adoption. It’s something that says you are the parents for your entire life. Once you have it you cannot change it.

What Is Declaration Of Parentage?

Declaration of Parentage

A parent that has been declared has the same responsibilities and rights as a biological parent.

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If you need to change your birth certificate, you will need to obtain a court order for “declaration of parentage.” Normally the court order is sought when there is no way to make sure the recognition of a family is possible through other means. You can pursue the court order at any time in life. It is not important to do it as a child.

All parties must agree, and a judge must accept the change.

Ontario Family Lawyers

We have law firms in Duncan, Ottawa, and Toronto. Our family lawyers offer service to other areas via Skype, email and the phone. Some of these other areas include Barrie, Kingston, London, and Waterloo.

Best Interests of The Child

The judge has the power to make the decision and normally does so based on what is in the best interest of the child or children. Most of the time the court order is for recognizing more than two parties and in the gay community. Sometimes it’s for someone who is not a biological partner but has been acting as a partner for many years.

What is in the best interests of the child?

It’s much easier and more economical to hire a family lawyer to get a court order when all parties agree. Lawyers charge $250-500/hour depending on how experienced they are. If people don’t agree, then it can turn into a court battle and cost more than $10,000. You need to decide if you are willing to pay for results.

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