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Welcome to the California Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of California laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of California's statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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    Last updated 11/12/2019 Everyone has their own opinion on the debate over abortion. But where does the law stand, especially in a big state like California? Abortion laws in California are less restrictive than those in many other states , which may ...

  • California

    State courts handle nearly all lawsuits and civil matters, including accident and injury claims. California injury law, as in other states, covers claims for professional and medical malpractice; slip-and-fall injuries; hazardous materials; intention...

  • California Adoption Laws
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    Summary of adoption laws in California, including who may be adopted; the age at which a child's consent is needed; home residency requirements; and links to more related information.

  • California Adverse Possession Laws
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    The basics of California's adverse possession law, which allows someone to gain legal ownership of a property if they publicly inhabit and improve it, with links to related information.

  • California Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
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    Last updated 11/12/2019 Perhaps the glimmer has come off of your Golden State romance, and you are looking at options for ending your marriage. With a few options from which to choose (legal separation, summary dissolution, annulment, divorce), how d...

  • California Antitrust Laws
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    General information about California's antitrust laws, which are intended to foster competition, including the statute of limitations for filing a complaint and links to other pertinent information.

  • California Arson Laws
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    Last updated 11/14/2019 With its many national parks, campgrounds and rural areas, California is always near the top of vacation lists. However, many of these attractions also make California susceptible to dangerous wildfires, some of which are the ...

  • California Assault and Battery Laws
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    Last updated 11/14/2019 Overview of California Assault and Battery Law While "assault and battery" is a commonly-heard phrase, assault and battery are separate crimes . As in other states, California assault and battery laws are found in criminal as ...

  • California
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    Overview of California Burglary Laws To prove a charge of burglary , a prosecutor must show that the defendant entered a property without permission and intended to commit a crime after entering the premises. The California Penal Code lists the types...

  • California

    State laws regulating businesses include restrictions on deceptive business practices; environmental regulations, such as waste and pollution controls; securities fraud; state taxes; insurance and liability; contracts; and employment. California busi...

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