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Stepfather

 

a nonbiological father, the spouse of a woman with children by a previous marriage. According to Soviet law, a stepfather has no personal rights or obligations in relation to his stepchildren. He is obligated to support minor stepchildren only if they are being reared or supported by him and have no parents or if the parents do not have sufficient means to support the children. Stepchildren, for their part, must support a stepfather who reared or supported them if he is incapable of working or is in need of their help. A court may release stepchildren from the obligation to support a stepfather if the period of rearing or support was brief (under RSFSR law, less than five years) or if the stepfather did not properly fulfill his obligations as a parent.

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Gifts had lower levels of closeness to their stepfathers than did boys.
We found that variables related to fanny roles and parental subsystem characteristics were the most influential in terms of how close children reported being to their stepfathers. Variables dealing with family resources were not found to be very meaningful.
The current study examined how perceptions of mattering to nonresidential biological fathers (nonresidential fathers) and mattering to residential stepfathers (stepfathers) relate to mental health problems in a sample of adolescents in stepfather families.
Comparatively little work has addressed the contribution of nonresidential fathers and stepfathers (Cabrera et al.) despite their increasing prevalence (Bumpass, Raley, & Sweet, 1995).
(3,5,8) Future investigations should attempt to uncover direct or indirect links between relationships with stepfathers and teenagers' sexual behavior.
Therefore, in this study, we examine the family involvement framework by exploring the link between adolescents' perceptions of closeness to stepfathers and attitudes toward sexual behavior.
Of those six out of 100 have no contact with their fathers and 17 per cent of those men looking after children are stepfathers.
Of those, six out of 100 have no contact with their fathers and 17% of those men looking after children are stepfathers.
However, our understanding of stepfathers remains scant, despite Census data indicating that approximately 4.4 million children currently live in stepfamilies in the U.S.
[USA] Sep 24( ANI ): Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents - dubbed the 'Cinderella effect' have been challenged by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
A 19-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado, has been charged with killing his stepfather by stabbing him with a knife.
Guglielmi also said that detectives were trying to determine if there was some kind of encounter between the stepfathers vehicle and the gunmans vehicle earlier that morning that prompted the shooting.