What impact does a parents new spouse, live-in companion or other person sharing the home have on a custody decision?

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What impact does a parents new spouse, live-in companion or other person sharing the home have on a custody decision?

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Where another person will come in contact with or influence the child by reason of a remarriage or otherwise in a child’s or parent’s living situation, and there is a basis for concern about the stability of the child’s environment, the mental condition and character of that other person are relevant in an initial custody or modification proceeding. The third party may be joined as an additional party to the case, and mental and other examinations may be ordered so that the court is fully informed. Where the third person is shown to have a history of child abuse, violence, substance abuse, or conviction of a serious crime, this will be considered by the court in awarding or modifying custody.

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