Asked in Family Law for New Jersey

Q: I'm in the process of getting my son back. The judge granted my appeal. Am I allowed to get my son back with a roommate?

He will have his own room bed clothes etc. My case is in NJ but I currently relocated to NC

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Michael A. Conte

Answered
  • Pennington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It's hard to understand exactly what you are asking, but I am assuming you have an order granting you custody of a child and that you have, since the order was entered but before you actually obtained custody, began living with someone. If that is the case, your new roommate would not automatically bar the custody order from going into effect. The order would remain the order. If the child's other parent, however, believes that your having a roommate somehow compromises the best interests of your child, then that parent can raise that issue in Court and ask for whatever relief that they believe would promote the best interests of the child. As custody of your child is a critical issue, it would probably behoove you to bring the particular facts and documents to a qualified family law attorney, to give you better and more particular advice.

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