California : Family Code: 7600-7604.5
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7600. This part may be cited as the Uniform Parentage Act.
7601. "Parent and child relationship" as used in this part means the legal relationship existing between a child and the child's natural or adoptive parents incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties, and obligations. The term includes the mother and child relationship and the father and child relationship.
7602. The parent and child relationship extends equally to every child and to every parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents.
7603. Section 3140 is applicable to proceedings pursuant to this part.
7604. A court may order pendente lite relief consisting of a custody or visitation order pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 3020) of Division 8, if the court finds both of the following:
(a) Based on the tests authorized by Section 7541, a parent and child relationship exists pursuant to Section 7540.7604.5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, bills for pregnancy, childbirth, and genetic testing shall be admissible as evidence without third-party foundation testimony and shall constitute prima facie evidence of costs incurred for those services.
(b) The custody or visitation order would be in the best interest of the child.
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