California Family Code Section 17412
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17412. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an action for child
support may be brought by the local child support agency on behalf of
a minor child or caretaker parent based upon a voluntary declaration
of paternity as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7570)
of Part 2 of Division 12.
(b) Except as provided in Sections 7576 and 7577, the voluntary
declaration of paternity shall be given the same force and effect as
a judgment for paternity entered by a court of competent
jurisdiction. The court shall make appropriate orders for support of
the minor child based upon the voluntary declaration of paternity
unless evidence is presented that the voluntary declaration of
paternity has been rescinded by the parties or set aside by a court
as provided in Section 7575.
(c) The Judicial Council shall develop the forms and procedures
necessary to implement this section.
Last modified: February 22, 2013