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Does the Friend of the court recognize step parents in the

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Does the Friend of the court recognize step parents in the decision making process relating to the children.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 6 years ago.

Hello there:


Step parents do not have any special parental rights. The Friend of the Court may consult the step-parents to get their perspective, but there is no obligation to give their perspective any weight.


I realize that this may not be what you had wanted to hear, but I do hope that you understand my philosophy that I cannot help people unless I tell them the truth, regardless of whether it is "good" news or "bad" news. Let me know if I may be of further assistance. Thank you.

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