FAMILY CODE SECTION 7500-7507
7500. (a) The mother of an unemancipated minor child, and the
father, if presumed to be the father under Section 7611, are equally
entitled to the services and earnings of the child.
(b) If one parent is dead, is unable or refuses to take custody,
or has abandoned the child, the other parent is entitled to the
services and earnings of the child.
(c) This section shall not apply to any services or earnings of an
unemancipated minor child related to a contract of a type described
in Section 6750.
7501. (a) A parent entitled to the custody of a child has a right
to change the residence of the child, subject to the power of the
court to restrain a removal that would prejudice the rights or
welfare of the child.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to affirm the decision in
In re Marriage of Burgess (1996) 13 Cal.4th 25, and to declare that
ruling to be the public policy and law of this state.
7502. The parent, as such, has no control over the property of the
7503. The employer of a minor shall pay the earnings of the minor
to the minor until the parent or guardian entitled to the earnings
gives the employer notice that the parent or guardian claims the
7504. The parent, whether solvent or insolvent, may relinquish to
the child the right of controlling the child and receiving the child’
s earnings. Abandonment by the parent is presumptive evidence of that
7505. The authority of a parent ceases on any of the following:
(a) The appointment, by a court, of a guardian of the person of
(b) The marriage of the child.
(c) The child attaining the age of majority.
7506. Where a child, after attaining the age of majority, continues
to serve and to be supported by the parent, neither party is
entitled to compensation, in the absence of an agreement for the
7507. The abuse of parental authority is the subject of judicial
cognizance in a civil action brought by the child, or by the child’s
relative within the third degree, or by the supervisors of the county
where the child resides; and when the abuse is established, the
child may be freed from the dominion of the parent, and the duty of
support and education enforced.