The Arizona Supreme Court recognizes that in many cases, stepparents play an important role in raising a child. When a child's legal parent and stepparent get a divorce in Arizona, stepparents can petition for visitation rights. If visitation rights are granted, the stepparent can request a modification for increased visitation rights.
But getting increased visitation days with a stepchild is no simple feat. Generally, the court will give preference to what the natural parents want.
Still, when making a decision about modifying a stepparent visitation order, the court takes a host of factors into account.