CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
Family Code Section 3102
(a) If either parent of an unemancipated minor child is deceased, the children,
siblings, parents, and grandparents of the deceased parent may be granted
reasonable visitation with the child during the child's minority upon
a finding that the visitation would be in the best interest of the minor child.
(b) In granting visitation pursuant to this section to a person other than
a grandparent of the child, the court shall consider the amount of personal
contact between the person and the child before the application for the
(c) This section does not apply if the child has been adopted by a person
other than a stepparent or grandparent of the child. Any visitation rights
granted pursuant to this section before the adoption of the child automatically
terminate if the child is adopted by a person other than a stepparent
or grandparent of the child.