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Can you make nesting work for you?

On Behalf of | Mar 11, 2022 | Child Custody

As a divorcing couple with children, you want to prioritize the well-being and safety of your child even through this tumultuous time.

One of the best things you can do is ensure that they have a stable home environment. And to that end, bird nesting might serve as a good way to accomplish this.

Why bird nesting helps

Divorce Mag looks into the option of bird nesting. This housing situation gets its name from the way birds nest with their young. The chick remains in the nest until it is old enough to fly, while the parents will come and go as needed. Likewise, in a nesting situation for people, your child will remain in your family home instead of having to travel between two homes for visitation.

Instead, you and your co-parent will take turns living in the family home with your child. This allows them to stay in a safe and familiar environment, and they do not have to worry about the possibility of moving or going to a new school and having to make new friends on top of everything else. The sense of security and stability this provides is potentially immense.

How you can make it work

However, you and your co-parent must have the ability to maintain two separate living locations each when you choose this option, as you cannot live in the family home full time. You must also have a level of trust in one another to treat the home respectfully when left alone within it.

If you can clear these two hurdles, then you may want to consider bird nesting as an option.