What is classified as a single parent?

@ricki_911 (19052)
Toronto, Ontario
April 13, 2017 9:38pm CST
A friend posted this and I read the comments. I agree if you have any support whether custody or money from a parent or government then you are not a single parent. So here for example if your ex pays child support, has part custody or you go thru the government to garnish wages from an ex then you are not a single parents you get support. Now if you get nothing then yes that's classified as a single parents. My friend who has a miss know it all attitude chimes in how she's a single. Parent yet her ex pays support enough to pay all her bills so she can sit at home with 2 kids plus takes them even other weekend. So that's not a single parents you get a break and can do fine with money unlike those who the father or mother leaves with nothing.
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@carebear29 (28395)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Apr 17
it just depends on the situation
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@ricki_911 (19052)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Apr 17
Such as? Here its pretty black and white. If you get money you have custody if you get none then the parents not around or a reason. You don't get one or the other.
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@carebear29 (28395)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
15 Apr 17
@ricki_911 yeah its all screwed up i guess
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
So the definition of being a single parent relies on financial support? I've always thought that being a single parent means raising your child alone with or without financial support. And being a single parent means raising a child and not being married.
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@ricki_911 (19052)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Apr 17
Half and half. But if you get financial support most cry wolf when they get support.Most cases if you get money they have custody as well (goes hand in hand). Here you dont pay support and don't see the kids
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
@ricki_911 I think it's more on the legal definition to get support. Single moms here don't get support from the government. Thus our definition is based on just a lay man's term of a single parent.
@sjvg1976 (18158)
• Delhi, India
14 Apr 17
That's true when you don't have financial support you can take it from government as being a single parent otherwise not.
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@RubyHawk (21899)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Apr 17
I didn't know it had to do with money. I thought a parent who lived alone with a child was a single parent.
@ricki_911 (19052)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Apr 17
Not by the law no lol. But the definition by government here is based single parent is if you don;t get financial support (most cases if you get financial support they have custody).
@reskyyandi (3823)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 17
Like my mom, she is single parent. My parent had divorced about 2 years ago
• United States
14 Apr 17
To me A single parent is when the other parent of the child does not belong in the picture. Raising a child alone. The money thing is separate. Of course here there is government assistance or child support but that would be ... a single parent that is financially stable whether it may be assistance from the government or child support
@Courtlynn (65895)
• United States
14 Apr 17
I totally agree. My thing though is when my friend says shes a single parent, when shes had someone help her with her children almost every day they've been alive. Like at least 8 people have helped her with her children. Thats not doing it on your own either. But maybe thats just me
@jstory07 (65374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Apr 17
A single parent is a parent who does it all on their own and gets nothing at all from the other parent.