Q: Do you have a certain size of a house to obtain custody of a child?
I am trying to get custody of my son. I am currently living with my girlfriend, my two kids (from that relationship) and her parents in their 3 bedroom house. We are trying to save to get married and buy a house. Will this affect me getting 50/50 custody of my son?
A: Colorado law requires that the best interests of the children be met when it comes to the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody). Therefore, you don't necessarily need to have a certain size home for the child to live in but the size of the home, how many people live there, how close that home is to the school the child attends, and how that living situation compares to the other home which the child would live in, are factors a magistrate or judge would weigh in allocating parental responsibilities which are in the best interests of your child.
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