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Are there minimum bedroom requirements for non custodial parent in NJ

Cherry Hill, NJ |

Is it required in NJ for the non custodial parent to have 2 bedrooms for overnights when sex of parent and child are not same - father of 4 yr old girl has only one bedroom apartment - is this appropriate/legal in NJ?

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It would be nice to have a second bedroom but it is not required.

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No, it is not required but a safety inspection can be requested.


I would generally recommend it, however there is no official rule. That being said, a safety investigation might find that there is a problem with a parent only having a one bedroom divider. Quite often, of for financial reasons that is the only thing that can be afforded, I will tell the parent to make the bedroom into two smaller bedrooms with a partition, or section off part of the living room as a bedroom for the parent. Contact an attorney in your area immediately, and provide him/her with all of the documentation relative to this matter.

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Each child should have his/her own bedroom at that age.

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