Q: Do I have a legal right to see my niece? Is there a way to get some sort of court order protecting my right
I have a younger "brother". He is my cousin but was legally adopted my parents when he was 16 years old. He has a child with a woman, who he is not/ was never married to. He may be seeking his visitation, I do not know what he is doing.
As the legal "aunt" is there a way I can have legal rights to see my niece?
A: As the Aunt it would be very difficult to get visitation awarded. The court takes into consideration certain family relationships where the child has more of a parental relationship with say an aunt or a grandparent, but even then it is usually denied by the court. The best option is to try and make nice with the ex and see if you can have a role in your niece's life.
Mark William Perron agrees with this answer
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