Nolo's Guide to California Law, 11th Edition by Lisa Guerin, Nolo Press

By Lisa Guerin, Nolo Press

This convenient little felony reference is a vital source for each California domestic and company. Nolo's consultant to California legislation offers you fast, transparent solutions to the typical questions you've gotten approximately: baby help, custody, client rights, worker rights, divorce, financial disaster, adoption, jury responsibility, actual property, debt and credits, office rights, staff' comp, wills, landlords and tenants, severe ailment and lots more and plenty extra. this is often the single undeniable English consultant to the legislation that impact Californians each day.

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Civ. ) Juvenile Court Juvenile court is a special branch of the court system designated to deal with problems affecting children. The goal of juvenile court is to protect and rehabilitate children. The juvenile court handles: • Child neglect. Parents who do not or cannot provide their children with adequate food, shelter, clothing, or other necessities may be found guilty of child neglect. The court may remove children from 44 | nolo’s guide to california law their parents’ care and temporarily place them in a foster home.

Pen. ) children | 47 Parents may also be financially responsible for a child’s graffiti. The city or county where the graffiti is located may even place a lien against the property of the child’s parent or guardian in order to recover its cleanup costs. (Gov’t. ) Suing Children People who have been harmed by the carelessness of a child usually sue the child’s parents because the child has no money. However, children can be sued for their own careless acts in a personal injury lawsuit. A child will be held liable only if the court determines that the child was capable of knowing that the action was wrong at the time.

In some cases, the state may require counseling or parenting classes. If the child cannot return home safely, the child will stay in foster care and eventually be freed for adoption. (Welf. & Inst. ) Reporting Requirements Teachers, administrators, camp counselors, clergy members (priests, ministers, rabbis), foster parents, and others whose job responsibilities include direct supervision of children have a legal duty to report suspected child abuse or neglect to a police or sheriff’s department, a county probation department, or a county welfare department.

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