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Can nesting help us?

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2022 | Divorce, Family Law

When you begin the divorce process, both spouses are looking for ways to make the process easier. For divorcing parents, most wish to make the process easier for the sake of their children. And, for Manhattan Beach, California, divorcing couples who are amicable, there is a radical new way to divorce called, nesting.

What is nesting?

For our readers who have never heard of nesting, you may be thinking about a new way to bird-watch. However, nesting means maintaining your child’s life during divorce. Nesting prevents the children from traveling between both parents; instead, the parents travel to the child.

To accomplish this, the divorced parents retain the family home. The child’s life essentially remains the same. They stay in their bed and keep their life, but the parents travel in and out of the house based on the parenting plan and, postdivorce, the custody plan.

Why nest?

For parents who decide to nest, they are doing it for their children. This is because nesting requires a lot of interaction with the former spouse, sharing costs, effective communication and the spouses still share a home, possibly even sleep in the same bed. For many, this is impossible.

However, for those divorcing parents who can work it out, their children can escape the normal trials and tribulations of divorce. With the aid of counseling, the children remain healthy, postdivorce.

What do the parents do when not in the “family” home?

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It really depends on the couple. For wealthy Manhattan Beach, California, families, their outside-the-home life will look exactly as if they chose not to nest. They will likely have two separate homes, where they create two separate lives. For those less fortunate, nesting can help save money if they are also willing to share their non-family-home residence.

For example, they could share a one-bedroom apartment, according to the custody plan. And for those looking to save even more money, and who can still get along, they can still share the family home. Though, usually, this only occurs when there is some separate living quarters on the property, like a mother-in-law suite.

Parental divorce

A Manhattan Beach, California, divorce is seldom easy. After all, it is the end of your former life. It is the end of a marriage. But, it is the beginning of the rest of your life, and if you can work with your ex-spouse, nesting can be a wonderful way to help your children transition to your second chapter healthily and happily.