Birth Registration & Louisiana Paternity Laws

Louisiana paternity laws govern the last name you give your child and the recording of the name of the father of the child.

These laws differ depending upon whether the mother is married or not married at the time of the child’s conception and birth. There are also laws governing the change of last name of a child or the recording of paternity after birth registration.

Find information about Birth Registration in Louisiana, including how to order birth records.

Learn about Louisiana Paternity Laws and paternity affidavit forms.