CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
PRESUMPTION CONCERNING CHILD OF MARRIAGE AND BLOOD TESTS TO DETERMINE PATERNITY
ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY BY VOLUNTARY DECLARATION
Completed declaration establishes paternity
Family Code Section 7573
(a) 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.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and
as of that date is repealed.