Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Who can a Child call "Mom"? A Court decides.

In a decision released earlier this month, a New Jersey Court was called upon to decide whether an eight year old child can call his soon to be step-mother “Mom.”  The child’s biological mother took issue with the child calling her ex-husband’s fiancĂ© “Mom” and the Court was called upon to decide the issue.

The Court ruled that the child can call the fiancĂ© “Mom” and it would not intervene or bar the child from calling the future step-parent by the name he desired.  The Court felt that the decision was one the child should make – although it could be one he was making to please his father - and it refused to micro-manage the child on the issue. 

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