Do step parents have the right to spank step kids? 1 Answers as of May 09, 2012My friend's ex-wife just got remarried and the new step father has been spanking his kids. Can the biological father press charges or get a restraining order against the step father? What rights do step parents have in disciplining step children?
Kiske Law Office, LLC | Anne Kiske
If the step father is leaving marks, then the father needs to be taking the children to the hospital emergency room or the police station immediately. Otherwise, a motion to modify the custody order currently in place would seem to be in order if the children are being spanked for no reason by the mother's new husband. I would suggest consulting an attorney in your area.
Answer Applies to: Missouri