2011 California Code
Family Code
DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 - 7961]
CHAPTER 3. Establishment of Paternity by Voluntary Declaration
Section 7573


CA Fam Code § 7573 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

Except as provided in Sections 7575, 7576, 7577, and 7612, a completed voluntary declaration of paternity, as described in Section 7574, that has been filed with the Department of Child Support Services shall establish the paternity of a child and shall have the same force and effect as a judgment for paternity issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. The voluntary declaration of paternity shall be recognized as a basis for the establishment of an order for child custody, visitation, or child support.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 185, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2012.)

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