Can a third party provide necessaries to the child if neglected by his parents?
I live in California and I am 16 years old. My parents are facing some financial crisis because of which they are unable to provide me with the basic necessities. Also, if I ask them for anything, they do not get it for me or they are unable to. Is it legal for a third person to provide me the necessaries?11/28/2016 | Category: Divorce » Child Support | State: California | #27262
Per the California Family Code §3950:
“If a parent neglects to provide articles necessary for the parent's child who is under the charge of the parent, according to the circumstances of the parent, a third person may in good faith supply the necessaries and recover their reasonable value from the parent.”
Therefore, when the parents neglect to provide the necessaries to their child, a third party in good faith can provide necessaries to the child. He can then recover the value from the parent who has the custody of the child.