Topic: Last name?
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June 17th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Might want to look into state laws too. In my state, if the mom is unmarried, the baby gets her last name unless the father takes a paternity test and fills out a bunch of legal paperwork. That's to keep the moms from lying about it and claiming the baby belongs to some one that they know might not be the father, but could provide child support more steadily.

If dh and I had had different last names (like if I had kept my maiden name or even hyphenated our two names together), I would have had to bring a marriage certificate to prove we were married....it's so complicated here.
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