Chapter 4. Establishment Of Support Order Or Determination Of Parentage of California Family Law Code >> Division 9. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 4.
(a) If a support order entitled to recognition under this
part has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state with
personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support order if:
(1) the individual seeking the order resides outside this state;
(2) the support enforcement agency seeking the order is located
outside this state.
(b) The tribunal may issue a temporary child-support order if the
tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the
individual ordered to pay is:
(1) a presumed father of the child;
(2) petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;
(3) identified as the father of the child through genetic testing;
(4) an alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic
(5) shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the
(6) an acknowledged father as provided by applicable state law;
(7) the mother of the child; or
(8) an individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a
previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or vacated.
(c) Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that
an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support
order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to
A tribunal of this state authorized to determine
parentage of a child may serve as a responding tribunal in a
proceeding to determine parentage of a child brought under this part
or a law or procedure substantially similar to this part.