What legal rights does stepfather have over child after divorce?

Answer If the step father did not adopt the child, then his legal rights are few and far between. However, there is no reason that the personal side of the relationship can't be maintained if all parties ... Read More »

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Does a father have legal rights to care for a child after 16 years of no support after the mother dies?

Answer At 16 it is the childs' choice. The errant father certainly has no legal rights to the child. Answer Laws pertaining to child custody are set by the state in which the minor and his/her cust... Read More »

If the mother leaves her child and husband and the husband takes over the care of the child who has legal rights to that child and does the father have to pay child support to the mother?

Answer If a mother leaves her children in her husbands care and leaves the marital home then he owes her no child support. In fact she owes him child support. They have joint custody of the childr... Read More »

Does a father that was ruled unfit by a judge due to a juvenile charge have any visitation rights after the mother signed over her rights to her parents and they have not let father meet or see child?

That would vary from state to state, and court to court. You would need to contact your state child welfare department, and perhaps an attorney.

After a child is legally adopted by his stepfather can a biological father claim any rights to the child?

If you live in the US... Being pregnant/having a child does not emancipate a minor. Therefore, you are still subject to your parents control and authority. However, as a parent yourself you have pa... Read More »