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How living accommodations could impact child custody

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2021 | Custody and Parenting Time |

Wisconsin parents who are going through a divorce will need to deal with the topic of child custody. One major factor that any judge will take into consideration when it comes to a child custody agreement is the accommodations of the parents’ living quarters. They want to ensure that these living arrangements are safe and comfortable for your children.

Separate rooms

One commonly brought up topic when it comes to determining a child custody arrangement is whether or not the child needs to have a separate room. The reality is that having privacy for your child is a necessity as they grow up. Most courts will actually prefer that your child have their own bedroom instead of sharing one with you or other children. However, this isn’t a hard and fast rule that every court follows.

The type of home

Depending on where you live, there are different forms of housing. These include apartment buildings, single-family homes, mobile homes and multi-unit homes. A judge will take your specific type of living quarters into consideration when determining how to split up child custody. Always remember that judges are looking out for the safety, cleanliness and privacy that your child demands as they grow up.

What your child is accustomed to

When it comes to young children, judges are particularly concerned about changing the living standards that your child is used to. More often than not, they will choose a parent who has similar living arrangements to what the child is accustomed to already. This doesn’t mean that the parent who is not living in the marital home is unable to obtain custody of the child. It just means that they need to pay close attention to the type of environment that they’re choosing to call home.

A judge will consider all of the above factors when making their decision about the custody of your children. By understanding this, you can help to ensure that you choose a place that is suitable. Always remember to think about the well-being of your children when this issue comes up.