Child Custody

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Question: I have a 10 year old daughter that I have sole custody of- I never married her biological dad. I have since married and wanted to know if that would then make him a legal guardian of my daughter?

Answer: . In general, if one biological child of a parent remarries, legal guardianship does not automatically transfer to the spouse (step-parent). The step-parent may, however, petition a court for legal guardianship over the child or initiate adoption proceedings. Because of the complexities of custody proceedings, it is recommended that you seek the help of an attorney.

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  • I have a 10 year old daughter that I have sole custody of- I never married her biological dad. I have since married and wanted to know if that would then make him a legal guardian of my daughter?

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