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Step parent visitation

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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Has any one ever had any luck with a step parent being granted visitation by a court?

I am just considering something like this.


by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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soonergirl980
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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Can I ask why you think you should be able to over rule the parents decision?

malinda74
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:31 PM
Yes, this.

Quoting soonergirl980:

Can I ask why you think you should be able to over rule the parents decision?

soonergirl980
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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okay can I ask you the same question


why do you think you should be able to over ride the parents decision?

Quoting Stephie849: If and when my husband and I divorce I will be going for visitation.


***Briterican***


amantonacci
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Why would you think you should get visitation?

Tinkerbellmama
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I've not heard of it in the event of a divorce, but I have in the event of a bio-parent's death.

kristinbugg
by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:46 PM
You will almost certainly lose. You're not legally related to the child. That would be like a neighbor seeking visitation of the family next door's child.

Quoting Stephie849: If and when my husband and I divorce I will be going for visitation.
soonergirl980
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM
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Obviously she thinks should otherwise why would she be considering it?

Quoting mb1111:

I doubt she necessarily thinks she should get it.  I'm sure it's more that she loves her SK and still wants to see them, so she just wants to know if it's ever happened and what the situation was.  

Quoting soonergirl980:

Can I ask why you think you should be able to over rule the parents decision?



***Briterican***


whatIknownow
by Emerald Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Is the father dead, or are you divorced from him?

whatIknownow
by Emerald Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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It is possible that in the event of a divorce, if the SM can prove that she has been a significant part of the child's life, that it would be in the best interest of the child to continue a relationship with the SM. It probably wouldnt' be much ( a few hours a month maybe?), but she might get something, depending on how involved she was during the marriage.

I am thinking of a scenario like, Dad had full custody but was not an involved parent, Mom wasn't around much (or at all), the SM was the primary caregiver for the entire several-year marriage.

Boobear110
by Audra on Jan. 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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I would hope to be allowed to continue my relationship with SD if something happened between us. Not because i want to overruled her Dad but because i have helped raise her with him and would be devastated if I could no longer have contact with her. She would be too.
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