Restraining Orders

Can a stepfather file a restraining order against his 17-year-old daughter's boyfriend if the biological mother does not agree to it?

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January 31, 2011 4:20PM


Not if it concerns the minor female, as stepparents have no legal authority over stepchildren.

The exception for a non biological parent to have legal rights to a child is if that person had legally adopted the child.

The stepfather might be able to get a no contact order against the person for himself and/or keep the person from entering his property depending upon how the ownership of the property is established.