Special Laws Apply to Parents and Guardians of Minors. Whether this is your first child, you are an “old hand” at raising kids, or you find yourself taking on the responsibilities of a Guardian, you need to familiarize yourself with your basic legal rights — and responsibilities — when raising a child.
Thankfully, the California Bar Association makes learning easy with its publication: Kids and the Law – An A to Z Guide for Parents [California Bar Assn].
This is a wonderful resource and a very quick read! It comes in newspaper format or you can get it in pdf. A single copy is free of charge. To get yours, just follow the link and send an email request as instructed.