2011 California Code
Family Code
DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 - 7961]
ARTICLE 1.5. Setting Aside or Vacating Judgment of Paternity
Section 7647


CA Fam Code § 7647 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) A court may grant a motion to set aside or vacate a judgment establishing paternity only if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The motion is filed in a court of proper venue.

(2) The motion contains, at a minimum, all of the following information, if known:

(A) The legal name, age, county of residence, and residence address of the child.

(B) The names, mailing addresses, and counties of residence, or, if deceased, the date and place of death, of the following persons:

(i) The previously established father and the previously established mother, and the biological mother and father of the child.

(ii) The guardian of the child, if any.

(iii) Any person who has physical custody of the child.

(iv) The guardian ad litem of the child, if any, as appointed pursuant to Section 7647.5.

(C) A declaration that the person filing the motion believes that the previously established father is not the biological father of the child, the specific reasons for this belief, and a declaration that the person desires that the motion be granted. The moving party is not required to present evidence of a paternity test indicating that the previously established father is not the biological father of the child in order to bring this motion pursuant to Section 7646.

(D) A declaration that the marital presumption set forth in Section 7540 does not apply.

(3) The court finds that the conclusions of the expert, as described in Section 7552, and as supported by the evidence, are that the previously established father is not the biological father of the child.

(b) The motion shall include a proof of service upon the following persons, excluding the person bringing the motion:

(1) The previously established mother.

(2) The previously established father.

(3) The local child support agency, if services are being provided to the child pursuant to Title IV-D or IV-E of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq. and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 670 et seq.).

(4) The child s guardian ad litem, if any.

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

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