Say that you raised a child that is not biologically yours. Your spouse had the child before the marriage, and you care very much for the child. What happens with custody during a divorce in Texas?
Unless you have adopted the child, Texas will not consider this divorce as one involving children. The Texas family code does not consider a step-parent as a person with all legal rights to the step-child.
So, if you have a step-child that you care deeply for and wish to have parental rights of regardless of the status of your marriage, you should consider a formal adoption of the child.
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