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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 5.51. Confidential cover sheet for parentage actions or proceedings involving assisted reproduction; other requirements

(a) Application

This rule applies to actions or proceedings filed with the court after January 1, 2023, involving assisted reproduction, in which the parties seek to determine a parental relationship under Family Code section 7613 or 7630, or sections 7960-7962.

(b) Filing Requirement

To comply with Family Code section 7643.5, for all actions in (a):

(1)  Petitioner must complete a Confidential Cover Sheet-Parentage Action Involving Assisted Reproduction (form FL-211) and attach it to the initial papers being filed with the court; and

(2)  The court clerk must maintain form FL-211, the initial papers, and all subsequent papers-other than the final judgment-in a confidential court file.

Rule 5.51 adopted effective January 1, 2023.

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