Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The spouse of a parent, who becomes the stepparent of that parent's child upon marriage. Stepparents are not legal parents of their spouse's children unless they complete a stepparent adoption, which requires the consent of the other legal parent or the termination of that parent's rights. (See also: stepparent adoption
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm