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Can step-parents obtain visitation rights?

Courts will consider, and sometimes grant, visitation rights to step parents who have formed a particularly close bond with the child, mostly because it would probably be in the child’s best interest to maintain that relationship. Courts are more likely to grant visitation where the step-parent lived with the child for a long period of time, acted as a substitute parent, and developed a close relationship with the child.