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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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having lived with a partner for 20 years would her children

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having lived with a partner for 20 years would her children be legally my step children or is it only if we marry
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Claire and I will do my best to help you.
Legally unless you marry their mother then there is no legal relationship between you at all.
Clearly there mat well be emotional and social ties - but no legal ones
However is should be said that the step parent child relationship has little legal implication at all in any event
I hope that this is of assistance but please ask if you need further details
Claire