Is there a law preventing opposite sex siblings from sharing a bedroom?
My new wife and I are expecting. She has 3 girls from a previous marriage. We are having a boy in about a month. My home that they moved into is 3 bedroom. Are there any legal issues with the youngest girl sharing a bedroom with the baby? She is currently 8 years-old. The girls' biological father looks for things to cause trouble.
There do not appear to be any laws regulating whether and until what age siblings of the opposite sex may share a bedroom. Possibly a local zoning ordinance may cover this issue. Basically, you as the parent need to make the decision as to what is appropriate. Considering the ages involved there would appear to be no problem. Perhaps if you were talking about opposite sex teenagers sharing the same room then maybe there would be an issue. Short of that, I don't think that legally your wife's ex has a leg to stand on. Bottom line, you will need to make this decision based on what is healthy in the long term for the children and their privacy.
There is no law I am aware of that would restrict the sharing of a bedroom by an 8 year old girl and her newborn step-brother. Common sense would dictate that at the time the difference in sexuality becomes an issue other arrangements should be made as well as considerations about the need for privacy of the children involved in the bedroom sharing arrangement.
I assume that if the family continues to grow that a larger home will be needed and appropriate arrangements would be made based upon the gender and ages of the children.
For the time being, I see no problems with the sharing arrangement.