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; or
  (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 testing;
  (5) shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the child;
  (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 Section 5700.305.
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.