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Do you have any visitation rights if you have a half sister who is 7 and your mum passed away last year and she lives with her dad?

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2005-11-21 20:56:04
2005-11-21 20:56:04

In most cases you do. If you sister wants to see you that's great, and there should be no reason why your father wouldn't let you see her. If he doesn't want you near her because of the bitter separation between your parents, then you can go to court and they will probably grant you visitation rights only if this 7 year old wants to see you. Otherwise, you are going to have to wait until she is of legal age. Good luck Marcy

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