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Does step father count as parental consent?

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  • Does step father count as parental consent?

    My boyfriend is 16 and we're wishing to marry. His mother would not like the idea but his stepfather would support him. I know in some states you have to have the written consent of one parent/legal guardian, would his step father be able to sign the consent forms?

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    If he is a legal guardian, he can. The thing is that I do not know enough about the situation to say yes or no. It could be that the stepfather may be a de facto father if the real father is dead or abandoned the child and there is no contact and there are no legal ties between bio father and child.


    • #3
      The father died about 8 years ago and the mother re-married. What about that then?


      • #4

        In South Carolina, unless your stepdad filed for parental rights with the courts... He doesn't have authority to provide consent for you. He has no custodial rights. Which is why my stepdad can say whatever the heck he wants, but I don't have to listen!


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