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Does a Stepparent Have Any Legal Rights?

Blended and non-traditional families are increasingly common today, and stepparents are playing a major role in the support and development of their stepchildren. Many people assume that a stepparent has no legal rights with regard to their spouse’s child unless they adopt the child, however, this is not true. Under Tennessee law, stepparents have a number of rights that allow them to maintain a bond with their spouse’s child in the event their relationship with their spouse dissolves or their spouse is no longer able to care for their child.

What Rights do Stepparents Have in Tennessee?

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