CA Welf & Inst Code Section 14055


For the purposes of this chapter, “caretaker relative” means a relative of a dependent child by blood, adoption, or marriage with whom the child is living, who assumes primary responsibility for the child’s care, and who is one of the following:


The child’s father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister, great grandparent, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, great-great grandparent, great uncle or aunt, first cousin, great-great-great grandparent, great-great uncle or aunt, or first cousin once removed.


The spouse or registered domestic partner of one of the relatives identified in paragraph (1), even after the marriage is terminated by death or divorce or the domestic partnership has been legally terminated.


This section shall become operative on January 1, 2014.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 14055’s source at ca​.gov