A mother is a mother, even when there are two!

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It is 2019, times have changed and the world is adapting but not fast enough. For example a software that we use to calculate child support, spousal support, called jurisfamille is behind on times. One of my files there are two mothers, there is no option on the form on their interface to change it to two mothers. You would think that this would be an easy fix. Why is this so complicated?

Since I was not offered an immediate solution, I printed the standard form and whited out “father” and wrote in mother by hand. The representative that I spoke with treated this as inconsequential. But it is not. How would he feel to be called a woman because that was the default of the form. 

I explained this to my client, and her reply was that she is used to it. Now the truth is, we should be the ones adapting and changing to advance with the times, and not the other way around, waiting for society to move at a sloths pace. It is about prioritizing, and every advance makes a difference, even on a spousal support determination form! I hope to be able to update this post soon, entitled problem solved – we are on it!

Sheri M. Spunt