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co-parent

Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, to jointly raise their child(ren). My ex-boyfriend and I co-parent, so the kids will be with him this weekend. John co-parents with his ex-wife.

co-parenting

Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, the act of jointly raising their child(ren). I know co-parenting isn't always easy, but at least the kids get to spend time with both of you.
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and dibly we ask e and at this "We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as consciously uncouple coparent, we will be able continue in the same manner.
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We conducted our relationship privately, and hope as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will continue in the same manner.
The welfare system tends to view an unwed father solely as a paycheck, not as a coparent. In many states, even unwed fathers who live with their children and pay some of the bills can be sent to jail for failing to pay child support.
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