Alabama

Paternity

Self Help Legal Information

  • Who is the legal father? PDF

    Instructions for asking an Alabama court to establish paternity of a child. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Affidavit of Substantial Hardship

    Form C-10: If you ask the court for any of the following - Visitation with a minor child, Change of custody or visitation, Change in child support or Establish paternity (who is the legal father) - you also may need to file this form. Read More

    By:
    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Petition to Establish Paternity

    Form PS-04: Please read "Who is the legal father?" above before using this form. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Request to Continue Trial

    PS-18: Form to be used to request to continue or postpone or "put off" a trial. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Child Support: A Guide to Services in Alabama

    This booklet provides an overview of Alabama's child support services. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    By:
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Handbook on Child Support Enforcement: Answers to Your Questions

    Information about who can get help, how to apply for services, cost, finding the noncustodical parent, establishing paternity, establishing the support order and more. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

    By:
    US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families