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RI Family Lawyer Question: Age Requirement for Separate Rooms?

Question:  At what age must a boy and girl have separate bedrooms?



There is no specific legal answer to this question for Family Law matters in the State of Rhode Island. Sometimes this issue is one of the opinion of a DCYF investigator while other times it is the opinion of a family court judge. Boys and girls mature at different age. Personally, my thought has been that depending upon how each child is maturing, it is a good rule of thumb for the children to have separate bedrooms when one of them starts becoming more aware that their bodies are different and/or begins to question the reason for that difference. Ultimately, this is usually the decision of most parents absent court or child services intervention.