My question involves paternity law for the State of: ALABAMA(jefferson county)
Hi everyone I'm new to this site and I am hoping to get some good advice for which steps if any I can and should take. In January of 2004 I signed a birth certificate of a child that I then believed was my own. I kept visiting and contributed to the financial needs of the child until November of 2004, which is around the time that I felt the child was not mine. Back then I felt this way because I started to add up the dates for the time of which she conceived and the dates that the child was born. I also found out that she was a liar and would lie about something of this nature if she had to. I have also obtained information from a friend of hers in Fall of 2005 that the kid wasn't mine. I do realize the friend could be lying and possibly the dates are off in my head. Yet, I truly find it odd she hasn't attempted to contact me to financially support the child.
I have not had a DNA test or nor has the mother filed an order for child support. I haven't saw or spoke to the child or mother since 2004 and I have not moved. I want to close this chapter in my life. I want to to know what steps, if any I should take in order to get my name off of the birth certificate and/or disestablish paternity, granted that we take a DNA test and I am proved not to be the father? PLEASE HELP!!!
SORRY FOR MISUSING THE WORD OWN FOR WHAT I INTENDED TO BE ON IN THE TITLE OF MY POST, I AM A NEWBIE