My husband has joint custody of his 2 daughters. They are 7 and 9. I am a teacher therefore I have off summers and holiday breaks. On the days he has possession of the children should I be responsible for watching them when he is at work? This is how our schedule with his daughters work. One week we have them Monday, Tuesday, friday, saturday and Sunday. Then the next week we have them Wednesday and Thursday. Then it switches back to the first one again and on and on like that. Should I be responsible for watching them on his days since I am not their biological mother? Please help me with this!!!!!!
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Answer by layh41407 at 11:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 11:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:10 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
It depends on you. I would watch them because even if you are not the biological mum you still the wife of their father. And probably you both agreed to get the custody before you actually got it. So you are as responsible for them as he. But if you don't feel like watching them it can cause trouble with the custody as well. Because if the bio mum finds out that her children is with someone else while they are under your custody she can say that you are not serious about the custody. If you don't want to watch them all day, you can find some clubs for them. You can drop them off and collect when it will finish. Why do you actually ask this question? Do you like those kids? Or do you have problem with their mum? Or... Write me a private email if you want to talk about the details.
Answer by adriennfaklya at 11:10 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by ohwrite at 11:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by mompam at 11:15 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by SarahsAMommy at 11:16 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
WOW ARE YOU FOR REAL? Of course your responsible for the children. You married a man who has children! This not dawn on you when you were dating? You make these children sound like objects, not people. That is a bit strange within its self. But yes you are responsible..just like a real parent!
Answer by tracylyn245 at 11:17 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 11:19 AM on Dec. 29, 2010