Can a stepmother get custody if biological father dies?

Answer Answer A biological mother wouldn't need to challenge a custody arrangement made by will because the will would not be binding. However, if she must make a challenge, she would be the court's firs... Read More »

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If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies can her husband who is not the baby's biological father assume custody?

Biological Father Gets Custody No, unless the baby's biological father relenquishes his parental rights, he would get custody of the child if the mother dies, not her husband. The biological father... Read More »

When father dies who gets custody of child mother or stepmother?

Answer State laws vary widely in the United States but in almost every state the biological parent has sole rights to custody of the child. If a custodial parent dies the surviving natural parent w... Read More »

If an unwed mother dies during labor does biological father get custody of baby?

When a mother dies and the biological father is unknown does the stepfather get custody over the child's sister?

Without a Will, he has no clearly defined custodial rights to a stepchild, but unless addressed in a custody decree, neither does the father. Guardianship reverts to the maternal grandparents.