Name and birth certificate changes

For many reasons, a parent may wish to change a child's name, or add a party's last name to the legal name of the child.  Many times, legal names on birth certificates need to be changed, or a father's name needs to be added to a birth certificate.  There are many long-term advantages to name changes and additions of a father's name on a birth certificate, the result of which can be serious financial consequences which affect rights of inheritance; it can also just make your life easier when enrolling children in schools and in other programs, as well as making traveling with your children more streamlined and trouble-free.