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Under Chapter 26 of the Texas Education Code (26.002 Definition

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Under Chapter 26 of the Texas Education Code (26.002 Definition of Parent)

It begins by stating "In this chapter, 'Parent' includes a person standing in parental relation. Is this definition inclusive of Step-parents?
No a step parent is not a person standing in parental relation unless they have a court order giving them custody.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what if the step parent is acting in lieu of the custodial parent due to the custodial parent's incapacity (i.e. hospitalization, illness, etc) in order to safe guard the welfare of the custodial child?
If the custodial parent gives the step parent temporary authority or power of attorney then they would be a "parent".
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.



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