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.
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.
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Any witness with knowledge of relevant facts can be subpoenaed or asked to testify.
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The parties (parents) need to hire lawyers. The lawyer will determine who should be called as a witness.
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