I have a question on sleeping arrangements for children. I may just be over reacting, so thought it best I ask before jumping to conclusions. I have tried to search laws but haven't had much luck. My ex wife lives in a 2 bed trailer that is apprx. 876 sq ft (from researching her address I found this info on the home). She is engaged so lives with her fiance. She has 2 older children from a previous relationship, a girl 16 and a boy 14. We share two girls, ages 7 and 9, who also live with her. And she and her fiance have a boy who is 3. I feel this is too many people in this small of a home; however, it's the sleeping arrangements detailed to me by my girls that concern me. Mom/fiance share 1 room, and the 3 girls share 1 room, the boy sleeps on the couch. Is this legal?the 3 year old sleeps in the room with the parents. The oldest girl has her own bed, but my two daughters share a twin sized bed.
I don't think it is "illegal" but it could be a basis to bring a petition to modify custody and have your girls come live with you, but that case would take into consideration many things other than the sleeping arrangements and the ultimate decision would be based on what would be in the best interest of the children, to continue living there or to start living with you, considering all facts and circumstances.
There's no law that makes it illegal. However it may not be in the children's interest and could possibly be used in a petition to modify custody as a basis to change custody. Sit down with a lawyer and share all the details.
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I agree with my colleagues. There is no statute that says children can't share a twin bed, however, that does not seem like the healthiest (or most comfortable arrangement). If you can offer them better accommodations, then that would be a big factor weighing in your favor in a Petition to Modify Custody. Talk to a family law attorney in your area who can point out the other areas the court will also look at in determining the best interest of your children, and help you decide if now is the right time to pursue a change.
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