"In general, an eligible dependent is any individual who received over half of his or her support from you and is your:
Son or daughter, or descendent of either
Stepson or stepdaughter
Brother, sister, stepbrother or stepsister
Father or mother, or ancestor of either
Stepfather or stepmother
Brother’s or sister’s son or daughter
Father’s or mother’s brother or sister
Son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-inlaw
An individual who resides in your home as his/her principal residence and is a
member of your household
Same-sex domestic partner and his or her children (considered eligible dependents
for the Health Care FSA only if they are your legal tax dependents)
If you are divorced or separated, either parent can claim a child as a dependent under the special income tax rules for divorced or separated parents. Medical expenses paid by either parent are expenses incurred on behalf of an eligible dependent for purposes of the Health Care FSA, even if the parent does not claim the child as a dependent for income tax purposes"
Does this read like a country music song or what?
Wouldn't it be easier to list who isn't a dependent? Or just stay married, raise your kids, and kick them out of the house when it's time?