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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 BLOOD TESTS TO DETERMINE PATERNITY [7540 - 7577]

  ( Part 2 heading added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 171. )
  

CHAPTER 3. Establishment of Paternity by Voluntary Declaration [7570 - 7577]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1240, Sec. 1. )

  
7573.  

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. (AB 1349) Effective January 1, 2012.)