What is the name of your state? Colorado. I am 61, she is 51. She married my 86 year old father 6 yrs. ago. She has disliked me and my children from the start..critical and controlling. She has now decided since I won't suck up to her, and she thinks I have not visited or called my dad often enough to please her, she has my phone calls blocked, as well as my childrens efforts to call. I am told I am not allowed to visit or call at all. She coerced my dad into agreeing to this, because he can't cope with her being upset about me all the time, he has extreme anxiety attacks, and can not cope with conflict, so he will not confront her..he has told me before he will not disagree with her, it upsets him too much...what upsets her is I don't do what she thinks I should do, so she gets even by punishing me and my children. Does a stepmother have the right to cut off adult children and grandchildren from ever seeing their father and grandfather again? He is getting very frail, has some dementia, and has a bad heart, and could die anytime now. What can I do to get legal rights to call or visit my own father? This is not his decision, he told my brother it was her idea, and he had to go along with it to keep the peace. My father has no problem with me, my stepmother is the one who has the problem...and now has made it my dad's as well. He loves me, and did not want to do this but felt like he had no choice, so to keep the peace between him and her, he had to.