Is there any time period within which acknowledgment of paternity must me made?
My boyfriend and I were blessed with a baby girl last year. I want my boyfriend to sign an acknowledgment of paternity. Is there any time period within which it should be done?12/28/2016 | Category: Partnerships » General | State: Alabama | #28919
Code of Ala. § 26-17-301 reads:
“The mother of a child and a man claiming to be the genetic father of the child may sign an acknowledgment of paternity with intent to establish the man's paternity.”
Code of Ala. § 26-17-304 reads:
“(a) An acknowledgment of paternity may be signed at the birth of the child or any time prior to the child's nineteenth birthday. Before a mother and a putative father sign an acknowledgment of paternity, the mother and putative father shall be given notice, orally or through the use of video or audio equipment and in writing, of the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and, if one parent is a minor, any rights afforded due to minority status, and the responsibilities that arise from signing of the acknowledgment.”
It is not late for your boyfriend to sign an acknowledgment of paternity. It can be signed any time before the child's nineteenth birthday.