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

Answer 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.

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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 »

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

Could a stepfather get custody of your 2 girls if something should happen to you you have full custody and their biological father has a criminal history?

In order for the stepfather to gain custody in the event of the mother's death, there would first have to be a number of circumstances. If the father is no longer in jail, has a job, home, and a me... Read More »

Wha would you call your mother's ex-husband's stepfather who is not your biological father?

The description of "mother's ex-husband" doesn't denote any particular kinship, especially if he isn't actually your father. "Mr. Smith" would be appropriate; assuming, of course, that his last nam... Read More »