Divorce is not an easy process to walk through. It can involve complex emotions, and parents have to figure out how to navigate their own feelings while making decisions that are in the best interests of the children. One way that some Ohio parents do this is by opting for a nesting custody arrangement.
Nesting is an arrangement in which the kids will remaining living in the same home after divorce while the parents rotate in and out when it is their respective parenting time. This type of custody and parenting arrangement will require a lot of communication and a certain willingness to work together to make it work. Before you agree to nesting, it is beneficial to carefully think about all the benefits and drawbacks of this type of arrangement.
What you need to know about nesting
Currently, nesting is a popular divorce trend. In fact, it is one of the main focuses of a popular television show, “Splitting Up Together.” Other Hollywood stars believe that nesting, or bird nesting, is beneficial, and it is currently on the rise among all types of divorced couples. However, following trends is rarely a good idea when making divorce-related decisions.
No matter how many people believe something is a beneficial choice, if it is not the right choice for your family, you should not do it. Before you decide to go with bird nesting, it may be beneficial for you to consider the following:
- This option allows you to avoid the complexity of selling a family home during the already complex process of a divorce.
- Bird nesting can be expensive as both parents will need separate places to live as well as helping pay for the joint family home.
- This can allow children to avoid significant emotional upheaval during their parents’ divorce.
- Bird nesting can be confusing for children who may not completely understand the meaning of divorce and its impact on their lives.
Any choices pertaining to your parenting role and your relationship with your children will affect you for years to come. It is in your interests and for the benefit of your children to carefully consider all options before moving forward.
A strong post-divorce future can be yours
It is not easy to navigate the complexity and confusion that accompanies the divorce process. By carefully considering all options before moving forward, you can lay the foundation for a strong post-divorce future and lower your risk of complications down the road.