Re: Custodial Parent Going to Jail
a step parent generally does not have any rights to a child that isn't their child. In cases where the NC parent had been absent for considerable time, a step parent can sometimes get a temp guardianship while a transition period is worked out.
Of course, there are times where the NC parent is just plain MIA or dangerous. In such situations, a lot of things could happen depending on all of the circumstances.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.