Even during the tragedy of losing a baby, the New York legal system requires you to take action. In New York, you are required to obtain a certificate of miscarriage or still birth.

To correct a certificate of miscarriage or still birth, you must submit a birth certificate correction form.

Who Can Correct Mistakes?

Not everyone can correct a certificate of miscarriage or still birth. You must be either:

  • A parent named on the certificate
  • If both parents are deceased, then a grandparent or aunt or uncle
  • A funeral director

Consulting an Attorney

To obtain help and to determine whether you have standing to correct a certificate of miscarriage or still birth, you should consult an experienced family law lawyer in New York. He can help you lessen your legal requirements and worries during this tragic time.