I would also like to get parenting rights as well. Long story short. She abused her daughter in 2009. In 2012 she met mr. money bags and tried to charge me with child abuse against her son. Then she took her daughter to the police to file multiple false reports on my husband. My husband had a lawyer but she wasn't worth crap just wasted our money. We don't have money, but we're trying to get our kids back and the exwife is doing everything she can to keep the kids away and charge us more money and more money. we need help.
As a third-party intervenor, you have standing to ask for parental rights if the child resided primarily in your home for the six months immediately preceding the date the divorce action was filed. The procedure is to file a motion to intervene.
As a practical matter, you can support the father's efforts to secure his parental rights and participate through him.
Generally there is no such thing as "step-parent rights". The only person with parental rights to the child is your husband. Unless the child has been left in your custody while your husband was away for an extended period of time (six months or more), then I think the only thing you can do is to encourage and support your husband as he pursues his case.
Robert Salter is an attorney licensed in the state and federal courts of Colorado. This answer is for general information only and does not create an attorney client relationship between Robert Salter or Harkess & Salter LLC and any person. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your legal issues.
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