Children of Opposite Sex sharing room


#1

I think that can be argued but he can also argue that he doesn’t have enough income to purhase a bigger living area which can possibly raise your monthly support.


#2

This is from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission…not entirely applicable to your particular situation, but the comment below causes me to believe that there is no such law in NC:

"Can a landlord or agent limit the number of children allowed in a bedroom, or prohibit the sharing of bedrooms by children of the opposite sex?

No. Although a landlord may set “occupancy standards’ for the number of people that will be allowed to live in a unit, the standards should not be based on the age or sex of the individuals.”

From ncrec.state.nc.us/publicatio … using.html

Besides, my 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son share a bedroom, and they probably will for at least a few more years, seeing as I don’t have tons of money to afford more than a two bedroom apt. right now. Do you have a problem with little kids sleeping in the same room together? It’s not like they are 15 and 17 and 19…they are 5 and 7 and 9!


#3

There is nothing in NC law which would specifically prohibit children of the opposite sex sharing a room. It would be up to a court to determine whether this factor could influence a custody decision.

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#4

My ex just moved into a townhouse. The new spouse has a daughter from a previous marriage, I think she is 7. My daughter is 9, and my son is 5. All three of them are sharing a room. I thought that NC had some law that children over the age of 5 of the opposite sex are not allowed to share a room. Please advice

Thanks

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