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Step Parent Rights


Step parents are recognized caregivers in Pennsylvania, and are often referred to in PA statutes as a form of “parent.” A step parent may be able to seek visitation rights if she/he has acted as a parent to the child over time. However, in order to obtain protected rights relating to their step-children, a step parent will usually adopt through a second parent adoption. Visitation For Step Parents After Death Or Divorce Your stepparent adoption legally established all rights and responsibilities under Pennsylvania law between a parent and child. But what happens when you and the biological parent split up? Or, what will happen in the unfortunate event of the biological parent’s death? Your rights are still enforceable by law. You may, however, need to successfully re-assert those rights in court. This can occur when, for example, the parent/s of your child’s biological parent file for custody after the bio-parent’s death. In the case of a divorce between you and the biological parent, you might find it necessary to protect your relationship with your step-child should the other parent re-marry. If you are considering a stepparent adoption, or if you need to protect your rights as a step-parent, you can consult with us for a free evaluation of your needs. Your initial consultation is completely free, and you are under no obligation for talking to us. Call us today. Tibbott & Richardson 1040 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 444-7171 https://www.TibbottRichardson.com/

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