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I am separated. My boyfriend stays with me occasionally, not sleeping together when my daughter is visiting. My ex and I have 50/50 custody. How would this situation effect custody, equal distribution etc. If my ex is aware of this. My boyfriend is very good with my daughter and the feeling is mutual between them. I just worry that I would be considered unfit since I am letting him stay over occasionally.
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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. When you say you are not sleeping together when she is there, you mean he sleeps in a different room or just leaves at night?

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We sleep in separate rooms. There is no kissing or obvious affection.
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the additional information. When it comes to custody, the Judge is always going to act in the best interest of your daughter. With that being said, unless your Ex can show that having your boyfriend around is harmful or dangerous to your daughter, it should not necessarily effect the issue of custody or that the Judge would see you as unfit. HOWEVER, what your Ex could ask for and what the Judge may grant, is that he not stay there overnight. It is not an issue with affection or anything like that in front of the child, but more of having him sleep there, which the Judge may not allow, unless you are engaged or married.That is something you should be aware of and prepared for.

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