Greetings. First, if there is nothing in your separation agreement stating tht you cannot have an overnight guest, and this gentleman is just a roommate I see no problem. If you are being paid alimony, you may want to check your separation agreement again to be sure. The problem will come when your 6 year old daughter goes to visit Daddy and says that your roommate sleeps in Mommy’s room.
The roommate situation can be used in a custody proceeding, but make sure that your roommate is an upstanding character, with no criminal record. Also you will want to be open and honest with your ex about the living arrangements and anything else to deal with the roommate. Finally, having a financial reason for needing the roommate may be critical. Best of luck!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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