Brittney - posted on 09/25/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
I live in Indiana if that helps. I'm not the stepmother yet, but when I am, what legal rights will I have? I have been told I won't have any. But my stepdad took me and my brother took the doctor, went to parent- teacher conferences and everything. Granted my biological dad wasn't around. I have been in my stepsons life since he was born (dad and i were friends long before we got together). My fiance and I have talked about this already. If my fiance passes away, I still want to be allowed around my stepson. Is there anyway I can become a legal guardian without taking away moms rights? So that I have a legal say in his life? Would she have to agree to it? Or would it be the same as a custody hearing? (I don't want to take custody from her.) If the father consents then could I become a legal guardian??