What is the name of your state? KS
My DH is divorced and has 2 children, ages 6 and 7, with his ex. They have joint legal and he has the kids 3 weekends a month from Fri to Mon and every Thurs overnight.
She is re-married and has been allowing her husband to spank the children. My DH has told her he does not want him to do this but it does not seem that she is listening. Tonight when the kids got here the oldest said he had been given "swats" with a spoon that day by "Dad". That is another issue as she has encouraged the kids to call her husband "Dad" and their father by his first name since she re-married when the kids were toddlers.
To add to this saga she charged my DH with child abuse 3 years ago when a bruise was found on the oldest boys rear. Social Services did not find him responsible and the judge reinstated his visitation and he was ordered to take a parenting class. Since then he has not spanked once but now ex-wife and her husband are. It seems to have started when they joined a church that strongly believes in "biblical discipline" that includes spanking.
My question is: Does the law say anything about a step-parents right to spank? DH called ex tonight and told her once again he did not want her husband touching his kids and she just blew it off.
Is there a chance a judge would allow this or not?
ThanksWhat is the name of your state?