My question involves paternity law for the State of: Alabama. I was married for 6 years and my ex-wife and I had a daughter together. I signed the birth certificate without reason to question paternity due to the fact that we were married.
We legally separated in 2006 for then subsequently divorces on May 8, 2006. I have been paying child support since April 2004 and never missed a payment.
On 25 June 2010, through DNA testing, I discovered that I wasn't my daughter's biological Father. In accordance with ALABAMA. ALA. CODE. §26-17A-2, I plan to surrender my parental rights and discontinue child support payments. I understand that renouncing my parental rights also disqualifies me from any visitation priveleges as well.
I'm currently deployed to Iraq and having trouble dealing with this situation. Is there a possibility that I can be awarded restitution for mental anguish due to paternity fraud?