Legal Rights of Stepparents

8 06 2010

Ladies:

I’ve done several posts about the legal rights of stepparents and a Stepmom Circles Podcast with Margaret Mahoney, the author of the only book about stepfamilies and the law, but I found a video that gives a GREAT explanation of your rights. If you don’t have time to read through the old posts or watch this six-minute video, I’ll sum up your rights here: None. In most cases, in most states, you do not have any kind of legal relationship with your stepchildren. However, laws are changing all the time. Find out what the laws are in your state. And get your will together if you want anything to go to your stepchildren.

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