If I am divorced and share custody with my ex-wife, if her house burned down and she and our children don’t have a place to live, am I obligated to take the kids?

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If I am divorced and share custody with my ex-wife, if her house burned down and she and our children don’t have a place to live, am I obligated to take the kids?

If I don’t will I get into trouble? We have 3 small children; my ex let 1 of the children play with matches and burned they burned down the house.

Asked on October 2, 2012 under Family Law, Missouri

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are obligated to take physical custody of your children given the fire that occurred at the "ex's" home depends upon your ability to have your children in your home or not. To answer your question essentially mandates consideration with respect to your work schedule, size of your home, and the like.


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