How to get legal guardianships in California
California is in the midst of a nationwide debate over the best way to manage the rights of parents with children, which is one of the most contentious issues in the country.
On Tuesday, the state will vote on legislation that would give grandparents and stepchildren legal guardians who can require them to perform a certain number of parenting tasks.
Proponents of this change say the proposal would provide more stable family relationships, while opponents worry it will encourage more parents to seek legal guardians.
Here’s how it would work.
Under the bill, grandparents and other people who have been divorced, separated, separated again or who have lived with a spouse or domestic partner for less than five years would be given legal guardians over their children.
They would also be given a “domestic partner” designation, which allows them to adopt and place children in their place of residence.
The person in this category would have to have the legal guardians’ consent and the children must be under the guardianship of the same person.
If the two people are divorced, the grandparents and child would have a common-law relationship.
If a grandparents or other person with a common law relationship is a caretaker or caregiver, the new legal guardians would be required to do a certain amount of parenting chores and would also have to do child care.
The new legal guardian would also get to set visitation rights for the children.
Proponents say this would help reduce the amount of time grandparents spend away from the children, and it would also help families avoid unnecessary litigation and legal fees.
The bill also creates a legal guardian that would be able to take the children of a parent who is not legally the legal guardian of their children, such as grandparents or stepchildren.
It would be responsible for paying all legal fees for the guardians.
If this bill passes, the bill would be subject to a series of constitutional amendments, including one that would overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The proposed amendments would allow the bill to go into effect before the California Supreme Court rules on whether to overturn it.