2011 California Code
DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 - 7961]
CHAPTER 5. Termination of Parental Rights in Adoption Proceedings
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an action to terminate the parental rights of a father of a child as specified in this part shall be set for hearing not more than 45 days after filing of the petition, except as provided in subdivision (c).
(b) The matter so set shall have precedence over all other civil matters on the date set for trial, except an action to terminate parental rights pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 7800).
(c) The court may dispense with a hearing and issue an ex parte order terminating parental rights if any of the following apply:
(1) The identity or whereabouts of the father are unknown.
(2) The alleged father has validly executed a waiver of the right to notice or a denial of paternity.
(3) The alleged father has been served with written notice of his alleged paternity and the proposed adoption, and he has failed to bring an action pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7630 within 30 days of service of the notice or the birth of the child, whichever is later.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 462, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2012.)
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