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I am married to a man whose first wife died. He is a step

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I am married to a man whose first wife died. He is a step parent of his deceased wife's two children. Am I considered a step parent of the children of my husband's deceased wife?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 9 months ago.

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Am I considered a step parent of the children of my husband's deceased wife?

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No, you have no direct relationship to the first wife's children and your husband's only relation was through the marriage. When that ended so did the relationship with the children. Legally, stepchildren have no legal connection with stepparents -- current or previous. Only if a stepparent adopts a stepchild does the relationship take on legal rights and responsibilities

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