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Without a Will, he has no clearly defined custodial rights to a stepchild, but unless addressed in a custody decree, neither does the father. Guardianship reverts to the maternal grandparents.

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Q: When a mother dies and the biological father is unknown does the stepfather get custody over the child's sister?
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