Can a stepfather, who has no parental rights over their stepchild, tell that child's school of legal problems the child is having?
Question Details: I did not think that you were allowed to tell a the teachers if a minor problems they are having outside of school. The stepfather has not adopted the stepson and, as far as I know, is not the legal guardian.
Actually, unless the legal problems are under seal or order from a court barring disclosure, or the stepfather signed some voluntary confientiality agreement regarding them, anyone--stepfather or simply "concerned citizen," even a mean-spirited gossip--may relate them to anyone he wants. Legal matters are not confidential unless there is a court order or agreement to hold them confidential.
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