What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arkansas
I had a son out of wedlock when I was 21. His father signed an acknowledgement of paternity at the hospital. He was in our lives for the first month or so, then we split up. He was given the option of removing him as the father on the birth certificate or getting visitation and paying child support. He chose to be removed. At that time I didn't care because he was not mature enough to have our son regularly. So, the court order removed him as the father and changed his last name. Now our son is old enough to be told and I have contacted his father but he refuses to see him. I did change our sons last name back to my last name by way of a court order. The court order also removed his father from his birth certificate. Can I take him back to court and get a paternity test done and prove he is the father and then get a visitation order and or a child support order?