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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 - 7961]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

PART 2. PRESUMPTION CONCERNING CHILD OF MARRIAGE AND GENETIC TESTING TO DETERMINE PARENTAGE [7540 - 7581]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 876, Sec. 3. )
  

CHAPTER 3. Establishment of Parentage by Voluntary Declaration [7570 - 7581]
  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 876, Sec. 25. )

  
7570.  

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:

(1) There is a compelling state interest in establishing parentage for all children. Establishing parentage is the first step toward a child support award, which, in turn, provides children with equal rights and access to benefits, including, but not limited to, social security, health insurance, survivors’ benefits, military benefits, and inheritance rights.

(2) A simple administrative system allowing for establishment of voluntary parentage will result in a significant increase in the ease of establishing parentage, a significant increase in parentage establishment, an increase in the number of children who have greater access to child support and other benefits, and a significant decrease in the time and money required to establish parentage due to the removal of the need for a lengthy and expensive court process to determine and establish parentage and is in the public interest.

(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2020.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 876, Sec. 27. (AB 2684) Effective January 1, 2019. Section operative January 1, 2020, by its own provisions.)