Raising your children in Washington can be so rewarding. However, if you and your ex have split up, you will have to have the court decide on child custody. If you’re both open to a co-parenting plan that can benefit the kids, you might want to consider nesting. This is an option that can work for everyone if you and your ex are on good enough terms.
What is nesting?
Nesting is a way to have child custody between you and your ex that allows your children to stay put in the family home after your divorce or breakup. It can benefit the kids as it gives them a chance to enjoy more stability in staying put in the home they’ve known and loved.
Instead of the children leaving the home and being shuffled around, the parents are the ones who don’t live there full-time. One parent spends some of the time in the home while the other is elsewhere and vice versa.
Children have a lot of their own personal things that they don’t want to part with after a divorce between their parents. When they stay in the home and the parents are the one’s nesting, it means the kids can have more of a sense of normalcy and less stress. You and your ex can also save a lot of money since you won’t have to spend more on duplicating the things your kids need in a second home.
Kids can stay in their current schools and continue with their regular extracurricular activities with nesting. They can keep the same friends and won’t have to worry about going through huge changes and having to get used to new things after the split between their parents.
Nesting is less stressful
Nesting is a way for the kids to have more security and less stress while the parents have child custody right in the home with the kids. While it might be a new concept to some, it’s gaining popularity in Washington and throughout the country.
While nesting may have some challenges for some people, it can make things a lot easier for your children. If you and your ex decide that it works for you, your children will definitely appreciate it.