Divorce is always stressful for children. Their world is changing and adjusting to this is more difficult for some than others. What generally happens in a divorce is that one parent stays in the family home and the other finds a new residence.
The children live part of the time with one parent and part of the time with the other one. This means the children have to pack up their clothes, schoolbooks and other necessities and move back and forth from one home to the other. Nesting offers an alternative to this traditional arrangement.
What is Nesting?
Nesting is an arrangement where the children stay in the home and the parents move back and forth. The children occupy one residence allowing them the warmth and security of a home environment without shuffling around.
One or both parents have another residence where they live when they are not in the home with the children.
Benefits to the children of nesting. Some of the major benefits to the children are:
- Their routines are not disrupted.
- They do not have to pack their things for transporting back and forth from one home to the other.
- They do not have to worry about losing things or leaving something important behind.
Benefits to parents of nesting. It can be more economical. A parent may be able to live with a relative or a friend when not at the children’s residence. This arrangement is very practical and economical when comparing it to two homes where extra rooms are needed for the children to be comfortable.
Some parents have respectfully put aside their differences and are able to move back and forth between one equally shared residence to the home of their children.
For more information about divorce in general, how nesting can work, and how you can have a peaceful divorce, call us at Kim Mediation and Law Center. We offer a free case evaluation, and you can reach us at 213-351-1000.