Can a stepmother be a part of litigation between non-custodial and custodial when in court?

Asked 5 months ago - Houston, TX

Can stepmother aid in proving a more stable environment with non-custodial as well as speak about past experiences with custodial?

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  1. Mark Allen Land

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . The stepmother is not a party to the action. The father can, and should, include her presence as part of HIS case the HE provides a better environment. She can be a witness too.

    Let me caution that over involvement of stepparents is often a detriment.

    Step mom is not a party and does not have rights.

  2. Fran Brochstein

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    Answered . Step-parents (spouses) can normally sit in the courtroom during a trial where other witnesses cannot.

    Any person can testify in court on matters regarding personal knowledge. Any person can testify to what they heard, observed, smelled, etc.

    Fran Brochstein has been a licensed Texas attorney over 22 years. She is a Advanced Credentialed Mediator by the... more
  3. Maria Sara Lowry

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    Answered . The parties (parents) need to hire lawyers. The lawyer will determine who should be called as a witness.

    This answer DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship. This answer is based on the limited information... more
  4. Dorothea Elaine Laster


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Any witness with knowledge of relevant facts can be subpoenaed or asked to testify.

    This does not establish an attorney/client relationship. Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant County, Texas... more

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