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do I have to also take the children of the stepparent if I

want to see my granddaughter...
do I have to also take the children of the stepparent if I want to see my granddaughter? her stepmother claims it is unfare to the other kids that I take my granddaughter and do things with her
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Good evening. Has anything been ordered by the court or is the step-parent allowing you to see the child?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

I usually just ask to see her for the weekend. her real mother was killed and she lives with her father. his wife has 4 other kids but only has custody of 1. I do not feel I should have to take her kids with me I want to spend time with my granddaughter. I have an appointment to visit with a lawyer next but wanting an idea of what I may be told


 


 

Cassy, thank you for the additional information. You have no obligation to take and spend time with her kids. They do not belong to you nor are related to you and you should not have to spend time with them, pay for them or be reasonable for them, if you do not want to. Unless it is court ordered that you take her kids as well ( which I highly doubt will happen as a condition to visitation) then you do not have to comply. Until you obtain a court order allowing visitation, you may have to try and work something out with her in the mean time, so she does not prevent you from seeing her on the weekend. Your desire to spend time only with your granddaughter and not her kids is completely reasonable and you should not have to take them. She is likely trying to use you as a free baby sitter.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

I am worried that she will prevent me from seeing molly just to visit even. I hate making waves but since my daughter was killed I bonded strongly with my only grandchild because she is the only one I will ever have since my daughter was an only child

I am sorry for your loss and I understand how tragic this can be. Proceeding through the court and having visitation ordered by the Judge will prevent her from stopping you from seeing Molly. The reason being, if the Judge allows it and she fails to comply, then she can be held in contempt of court.
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