Chicago Ridge, IL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois

Q: I am a divorced dad of 2 boys i only get them everyother weekend do i need a bed room for them

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Bruce E Burdick
Bruce E Burdick
Answered
  • Alton, IL

A: There is not a set answer. Normally NO, unless the Judge has ordered you to have a bedroom for them. It is a question that depends on related facts, such as: age of the boys, what they are used to at their mother's place, what you are providing in lieu of a bedroom, how much privacy and security they have, whether they can sleep relatively undisturbed and in relative comfort where you are putting them, whether you will have a sexual partner in the same room, etc. For example, a sleeper sofa in a LR would normally be fine so long as the boys can actually sleep soundly there.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: No. The court's concern is the best interests of the children, and there is nothing inherently wrong with a father and two sons camping out in the living room. In your case, where you and the children spend visitation is not as important as the quality of your time together.

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