One parent dating
Reach out to other single parents who may feel like they’re having problems fitting in, too.
Invite them and their kids over for a potluck dinner or a picnic in the park.
Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, older brothers or sisters, widowed stepparents, and aunts and uncles are not considered parents unless they have legally adopted you.
- Single-parent households can influence adolescents to become abusers of their spouses, children and themselves and are expected to experience domestic violence in their lives.
(Infographic) Who’s my parent when I fill out my FAFSA?
(Text Only) A legal parent includes a biological or adoptive parent, or a person that the state has determined to be your parent (for example, when a state allows another person’s name to be listed as a parent on a birth certificate).
Hire an attorney to help you negotiate terms you can live with or, if you and your ex are at an impasse, request that the court assign a mediator to assemble all the facts and make a decision that you must both abide by.
When a court-ordered mediator gets involved, the terms are usually as fair and unbiased as you can expect to receive.