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As a general rule, step parents have no parenting/custody or visitation rights.
If there was a particularly close relationship between the child and step parent then a court may entertain visitation if it is in the best interests of the child to maintain a relationship, but the general rule is that the step has no legal right to visitation.
If there has been no contact in over a year then the threat is empty and step parent visitation would not be granted.
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