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Does a step parent have any parental rights in the state of california?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:38 AM on May. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • it's my understanding that unless it's specifically stated in the court order or the sparent has a written note giving them power of attorney, a stepparent is a legal stranger to the stepchildren. i'm pretty sure that's nationwide. but you can check with your court order, and your state laws.

    Answer by AngryBob at 5:50 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • I agree with answer above

    Answer by blackisbetter at 5:52 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • No, Bio parents have rights. But you can talk to a lawyer about it.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:54 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • If you want any kind of custody or visitation you have to go to court and prove that it is best for the child to be with you.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:51 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • Any legal document must include your name for you to have any rights.

    Answer by meooma at 9:09 AM on May. 21, 2011

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