§ 26-17-1 Short title
§ 26-17-2 Parent and child relationship – Defined
§ 26-17-3 Parent and child relationship – Relationship not dependent upon marriage
§ 26-17-4 Parent and child relationship – How established
§ 26-17-5 Presumption of paternity; rebuttal
§ 26-17-6 Action to determine father and child relationship
§ 26-17-7 Style of proceedings; prosecution of proceedings
§ 26-17-8 Limitation on liability for education and support; when action for purposes of support may be brought; rights of inheritance and succession
§ 26-17-9 Nature of actions; rules of procedure; who may testify; other evidence; joinder; pleadings; enforcement of support under criminal code
§ 26-17-10 Jurisdiction; venue; where complaint filed; process; conduct of hearing; jury
§ 26-17-11 Parties; representation of minor child; aligning parties
§ 26-17-12 Genetic tests; selection and compensation of experts; admissibility
§ 26-17-13 Evidence relating to paternity; refusal to testify; immunity; evidence of intercourse with other men; medical and health care bills
§ 26-17-14 Orders – Determinative for all purposes; provision for support; statement of jurisdiction in case of out-of-state service; new birth certificate; other provisions; how support to be paid; amount of support; proof required for support order
§ 26-17-15 Orders – Enforcement
§ 26-17-16 Promise to render support; stipulations barring paternity action
§ 26-17-17 Right to counsel; representation of minors; fees, expenses, and costs
§ 26-17-18 Action to declare mother and child relationship
§ 26-17-19 Issuance and contents of new birth certificate; confidentiality of evidence and original birth certificate
§ 26-17-20 Appeals
§ 26-17-21 Artificial insemination
§ 26-17-22 Hospital paternity acknowledgement program

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 17

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authority: The Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: Lamar County. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • director: A member of the Board of Directors of the Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which the authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water and fire protection service, or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, fire hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-38-141