The rights of stepparents is a fascinating new area of law. If the biological parent dies and the step parent has the children for six months or more the stepparent file for custody just as the biological parent could. There have also been recent cases where biological parents have signed over guardianship to stepparents. Stepparents can sign for things like drivers licenses and immunizations in Colorado, and their rights are constantly evolving, especially if they’re married to a military servicemember. If the biological parent fails to provide support or see a child, a stepparent can adopt in an expedited proceeding. If you are a stepparent wondering what your rights are, come in for a consultation with the Kolberg Law Firm.