§ 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

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.