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Riverside County Department of Child Support Services
Step 3: Establish Paternity
How Paternity is Established: Legal Agreement

Both parents may agree (stipulate) to a child's paternity and arrange for child support payments. The court must approve these agreements. Our office can explain how this can be done without having to go to court.

  Understand the Process
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  red dot  Step 1: Open a Case
  red dot  Step 2: Locate
  red dot  Step 3: Establish Paternity
Tree Image How Children Benefit
Tree Image How to Establish Paternity
  red dot  Step 4: Establish Order
  red dot  Step 5: Enforce Order
  red dot  Step 6: Collect Support
  red dot  Step 7: Close a Case

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