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Should you try out nesting?

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2022 | Family Law |

When you are trying to work through your divorce, you still want to make the transitional period as easy as possible for your child. Coming up with a good housing situation is one of the best ways to do this.

Nesting might potentially serve as an option you can look into. This allows for some stability for your child while also providing you and your co-parent with the space you likely need from each other in the middle of your split.

What is the idea behind bird nesting?

Divorce Mag discusses the potential option called bird nesting. This option takes its name from the way birds raise their young, allowing them to remain within the nest until they are old enough to leave.

Similarly, a child in a bird nesting situation stays within the family home rather than bouncing between you and your co-parent’s separate homes. You and your co-parent take turns living in the family home with your child instead.

This provides your child with the stability that comes with living in a familiar place. They do not have to adjust to new schools or friends or neighborhoods and can simply focus on handling the differences a divorce entails for the rest of their life.

Making it work for your family

Of course, you will need the trust in your co-parent to make bird nesting work, as you will spend unsupervised time alone in the family home. It also requires you both to have at least two lodgings that you can use: the family home as one, and a personal residence for when your co-parent is in the family home.

If you can get this to work, though, it is worth it to give it a shot.