Sometimes when couples get married, one spouse already has children from a previous relationship, and this new marriage creates a stepparent relationship between that new partner and the child. In some cases, this stepparent is either the first or only mother or father-figure in the child’s life, so it is natural for the two to develop a strong bond. This bond can also form if the spouses are married for an extended period of time. Regardless of how that bond forms, if the couple decides to get a divorce, separating the stepparent from the child can be heart-breaking. No matter how much the stepparent loves the child, and no matter how good the intentions are of the stepparent, that stepparent will have an extraordinary time asserting his or her right to visitation with the child. Obtaining access to the child is difficult, but with the right lawyer, it is possible.