My husband just gained custody of his 15 yr old son and I can't seem to enroll my step-son in school without some kind of legal documentation that states I can take care of this, according to the attendance clerk at the high school, (after I filled out all the registration forms, she decides to tell me this even though I showed her the court order when I walked in). I am his step-mother, his father and I have been married almost a year now and we live in Texas. My husband is in the military and will be sent TDY somewhere and I will have to take care of these issues while he's gone. I'm curious to know, what standard rights do step-parents have? Shouldn't I be able to enroll him in school, seek medical care, etc? I really couldn't argue with the attendance clerk because I'm not sure of my legal rights as a step-parent. On the court order it states that he is now the primary managing conservertor with legal rights to residency, school, medical, standard stuff...Is it required that I have to obtain some kind of legal documentation that shows guardianship?