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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 3. UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT [7600 - 7730]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Determination of Parent and Child Relationship [7630 - 7650]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Determination of Parent and Child Relationship [7630 - 7644]
  ( Heading of Article 1 amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 876, Sec. 50. )

  
7641.  

(a) If there is a voluntary declaration of paternity in place, or parentage or a duty of support has been acknowledged or adjudicated under this part or under prior law, the obligation of the parent may be enforced in the same or other proceedings by any of the following:

(1) The other parent.

(2) The child.

(3) The public authority that has furnished or may furnish the reasonable expenses of pregnancy, confinement, education, support, or funeral.

(4) Any other person, including a private agency, to the extent the person has furnished or is furnishing these expenses.

(b) The court may order support payments to be made to any of the following:

(1) The other parent.

(2) The clerk of the court.

(3) A person, corporation, or agency designated to administer the payments for the benefit of the child under the supervision of the court.

(c) Willful failure to obey the judgment or order of the court is a civil contempt of the court. All remedies for the enforcement of judgments, including imprisonment for contempt, apply.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 510, Sec. 12. (AB 1403) Effective January 1, 2014.)