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COUNTY OF ORANGE v. SMITH, G026359

Where a father is voluntarily absent from his child's life for a period of 13 years, the defense of laches is not available as a defense to payment of child support arrearages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/06/2002
  • Published 03/06/2002

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Scott A. Smith in pro. per., for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Mary Roth and Mary Tilton, Deputy Attorneys General, for Respondent.
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