step-child


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step-child

A child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My step-children come to visit their father and me every other weekend.
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But, for Pete's sake, you don't go out and seek it like an attention-starved step-child. Before hitting the popular blast-off hip, ledge or what have you, the Beamer looks left, then right, scoping his "audience." He'll then do whatever stock trick he has wired and complete the routine with a roll-away stare-down.
* Whether your step-child participates in your family the same way as your biological child does (or would, if you had one)
* Whether you have a good or a poor relationship with your step-child, and how long it lasted
If the taxpayer is considered unmarried but not legally divorced or separated, a qualifying dependent who is a child, grandchild, child, step-child or adopted child must meet the dependency tests.
Maybe you could explain why it is that the law states that the deserter must pay more money towards the upkeep of a step-child than that of a paternal child?
And Downtown, the step-child now of the major leasing market, will phase up the pace of its commercial attraction, particularly if the Real Estate Board of New York and the Alliance for Downtown New York succeed in getting better and more user-friendly commercial benefits.
How can I be sure my children and step-child will be looked after when I die?
"The capital program is a forgotten step-child. A new agency will help establish priority," Schwartz added.
For the sake of their resident blood parent, the step-child has to be nice to the step-parent, even if they don't feel like it, even if every smile and sweet nothing feels like a small betrayal of their departed parent.
And I wasn't a step-child so I don't know how difficult it is to suddenly see one of your parents in love with a stranger.
For a step-parent or a step-child, love has to be earned.