Establish Paternity

Welcome to the Orange County Department of Child Support Services "POP" home page!

Information found in this page can assist in explaining how an unmarried couple can establish paternity for their child (ren) without a court order.

When parents are married, paternity is automatically established in most cases. If parents are unmarried, paternity establishment is NOT automatic and both parents should start the process as soon as possible for the benefit of the child.

For more information, click here or you may click on the icon to view a short video.