Stepparents can claim custody of a child if that child has been in their care for six months before filing if certain other requirements are met. Gaining the legal right to visitation can hinge on such issues as how long you acted in the role of a biological mother or father to the child, how important you were to the child’s life, and whether or not the child depended on you financially or emotionally. Gaining stepparent visitation is easier than gaining custody following a divorce.
The attorneys at Robinson & Henry can help you exercise your rights in this complicated area of the law. For your free, no obligation, consultation call (303) 688-0944.