I am paying what i consider to be a substantial amount in child support. My ex is living with my three children in the basement of her friends house. Her friend is married with 6 children. The home is listed as a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom with the basement being unfinished. I have an issue with my children living in this manner. They should be raised in a single family home environment.
You can speak to an attorney regarding the possibility of modifying custody if the situation is detrimental to your children's best interest. However, the mere fact that you think she should have the children in a single family residence is not in itself enough if the children are doing well.
If a parent believes a material change in the circumstances of their children has occurred since the previous custody order, a parent may file a petition in Superior Court to modify child custody and hopefully gain custody of his children. If the mother and children were previously living in a larger house that was more suitable for the children but recently have moved to an overcrowded home, this may be grounds to seek custody of the children if the judge believes it is in the children's best interests to be in the physical custody of the other parent. I do not believe there is any way to force an ex-spouse to move to a more suitable home for the children without first seeking custody of the children. There may be ways to form an agreement with an ex-spouse to change their residence outside of a physical custody order. For more information on divorce, custody, and other family law issues, visit my blog at www.millianslaw.com/newnandivorceblog
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You can Petition to Modify Custody if you can offer better welfare and living conditions for the children.
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