Is a step-mother considered a caregiver

Asked about 4 years ago - Newark, OH

I have a 8 year old son me and his father had joint custody and he works out of town

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  1. Paul Michael Kocsis

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Yes, as a caregiver is just someone who watches a child. So the teenager next door is a caregiver while you are your husband are at the movies.

    If you are asking if a step-parent has any legal rights, generally no. However, most places accept the non-parent spouse as acting and authorized by the actual parent spouse and give no true hassle. If someone does give a hassle, a child care power of attorney works to allow the person to take the child to the doctors, sign school papers, and anything else that is put into the document.

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