Lakeland, FL asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: What sleeping arrangements does he need to provide for my daughter when she stays with them? My daughter is 8.

Good afternoon, my ex husband and I are divorced. We have a daughter together and she spends every other weekend at his house. He has a relationship with a woman that has three kids and all three kids sleep in the same room because she lives in a two bedroom house. Now he is planning on moving in with her. My question is, what sleeping arrangements does he need to provide for my daughter when she stays with them? Does he have to provide her with a separate room? The kids are not related to my daughter and she has only seen them a few times.

3 Lawyer Answers
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The court standard is always "best interests of the child." He does not have to provide a separate room for your daughter at his house. He does need to provide a room that is safe and appropriate for the child. You knowing the other children is not relevant to the court unless they are actually doing something detrimental to your child.

Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

Adam Hill
Adam Hill
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree with the previous lawyer's answer. A separate bedroom is not required. A court will always focus on "the best interest of the child."

Mr.  Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Stuart, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Having a separate bedroom is not a requirement. But, that being said, such a small living place cannot be sufficient for so many people, regardless of whether they are children or adults. Consult with a qualified family law attorney ASAP

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