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Consider nesting during a separation

by | Feb 15, 2023 | Family Law

When you go through a divorce or separation in Florida, ensuring that your kids have what they need should be at the top of your priority list. You could consider nesting to reduce the strain, which might even be the least stressful situation for both parents.

What is nesting?

Letting your children stay in the same home rather than shuttling them between two homes is often the best way to help them keep their routines consistent and to feel secure. Nesting is a trending concept within family law. When you incorporate nesting into the separation agreement, you and the other parent take turns being on duty with the kids, and rather than having the kids move from one home to another, the parents take turns living in the home with the kids.

The parent who is off duty can either go to a separate home outside of the main house, or they can live in an attic. Some people even convert part of their office space into a mini makeshift apartment. If finances are limited, some separated couples might share their off-duty housing, but each parent obtaining separate housing is also an option.

How to co-parent post-divorce

A nesting arrangement can go on for years, but it’s often a short-term solution until a milestone, such as the end of the school year or the decision to move from a separation to a divorce. If you choose to get a divorce, co-parenting might be the best long-term way of sharing parenting responsibilities and creating an environment that is good for your children.

When you’re looking for a solution that’s good for your kids when you get a separation or divorce, several options could work, but both parents need to be willing to make the same adjustments.