2011 California Code
Family Code
DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 - 7961]
ARTICLE 1.5. Setting Aside or Vacating Judgment of Paternity
Section 7645


CA Fam Code § 7645 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

For purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) Child means the child of a previously established father, as determined by the superior court in a judgment that is the subject of a motion brought pursuant to this article, or as a matter of law.

(b) Judgment means a judgment, order, or decree entered in a court of this state that establishes paternity, including a determination of paternity made pursuant to a petition filed under Section 300, 601, or 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or a voluntary declaration of paternity. For purposes of this article, judgment does not include a judgment in any action for marital dissolution, legal separation, or nullity.

(c) Previously established father means a person identified as the father of a child in a judgment that is the subject of a motion brought pursuant to this article.

(d) Previously established mother means a person identified as the mother of a child in a judgment that is the subject of a motion brought pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 849, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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