2012 Code of Alabama
Section 26-17-302 - Execution of acknowledgment of paternity.

AL Code § 26-17-302 (2012) What's This?
Section 26-17-302Execution of acknowledgment of paternity.

(a) An acknowledgment of paternity must:

(1) be in a record filed with the Alabama Office of Vital Statistics;

(2) be signed, and notarized, under penalty of perjury by the mother and by the man seeking to establish his paternity;

(3) state that the child whose paternity is being acknowledged:

(A) does not have a presumed father or the man executing the acknowledgment is the presumed father; and

(B) does not have another acknowledged or adjudicated father;

(4) state whether there has been genetic testing and, if so, that the acknowledging man's claim of paternity is consistent with the results of the testing; and

(5) state that the signatories understand that the acknowledgment shall be considered a legal finding of paternity of the child and that a challenge to the acknowledgment is permitted only as provided in this chapter.

(b) A presumed father may sign an acknowledgment of paternity which must be notarized.

(Act 2008-376, p. 666, §2.)

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