In week to week custody’s when ex has moved my Children out of his apartment and into three different hotels and now says he is in a “temporary home” do I have the right to know.
- Where the home is?
- How many bedrooms
- if my 13 year old son has a room and bed to sleep in ( vs. sharing a bed ina. Hotel with two young girls)
- Who else is also sleeping in the house when they are there?
- how long he is staying at that home ( and can I ask to see the lease)
My ex does not answer the questions and says it’s “ personal” and he doesn’t have to answer.
(1) Yes. Both parents should always exchange residence addresses and notify the other of when there is a change. This is a common provision in custody orders.
(2) You don’t necessarily have a right to know how many bedrooms but this is pertinent information. A judge deciding custody won’t like if a parent’s residence doesn’t have enough beds and bedrooms for the minor children.
(3) You don’t necessarily have a right to know where the children are sleeping but this is pertinent information.
(4) You don’t necessarily have a right to know this but it is pertinent information in a custody case.
(5) You don’t necessarily have a right to know how long the other parent is going to be in one location but if you have a pending custody case without a permanent custody order, then asking to see the lease is a relevant request.
A judge will not like the fact that the father does not have stable housing and that he cannot maintain stable housing.
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