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My apologies but yes, you do. That is because your new spouse is a legal stranger to the children. She is not a legal guardian or a parent, she simply is married to you, but is not otherwise entitled to care for the children herself. It does not matter if you are a blended family or not, what matters is who is listed as either parent or legal guardian. Now, if your new wife is listed as a guardian, as guardian she can care for the children, BUT even then a parent's right trumps the right of a guardian with all other facts being equal. I do apologize, but your ex is correct in this instance.