nonparent

nonparent

(ˌnɒnˈpɛərənt)
n
a person who is not a parent
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Conflict resolution styles in gay, lesbian, heterosexual nonparent, and heterosexual parent couples.
A parent can lose out, the court reasoned, on the absolute nature of parental rights, not only by demonstrating unfitness but also through a "voluntary grant of nonparent custody.
For my 10- and 11-year-old cabinmates and me, he could do little wrong--he was a paragon of a nonparent, adult mentor.
But if a nonparent tells me to relax, I have a sense that they think I am overreacting.
83) These legal doctrines provide that a nonparent (or nonparents) can be considered a legal parent if they take on some of the functions a parent would perform.
A fit parent trumps any nonparent, even when the nonparent might be a far better caregiver.
In Colorado, for example, a nonparent may initiate a child custody proceeding only if the child has been in her physical care for at least six months and she files the petition within six months of the end of the period of physical care.
9) The appellate court rejected the argument that the agreements granted Wakeman the status of a parent, again emphasizing that a court has no inherent authority to award visitation or compel visitation between a child and a nonparent.
the interests of both the child and the nonparent in maintaining the significant bond between them .
Mentors, friends and gurus: Peer and nonparent influences on spiritual development.
These questions deal with a qualifying child of a nonparent taxpayer, tiebreaker rules, and possible consequences of another person claiming the child.
Parental arrest can prompt placement in foster care, the introduction of new partners or family members into the household, and an increased reliance on nonparent adults for care.