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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Secure And Safe In Your Home: Divorce And Nesting

by Lillian Wheeler

Have you heard of nesting? For parents about to go through a divorce, child custody is an important consideration. You may think you already know how you want things to go, but you should consider nesting before you decide. It's not for everyone, but it may be just perfect for your family. Read on, and learn more about this unique take on child custody provisions with divorce.

Child Custody Choices

In most cases, parents choose between two of the most popular custody choices:

  • The parents share legal responsibility for the child 50/50, but one parent has sole physical custody of the child. The non-custodial parent spends time with the child via a pre-planned visitation schedule.
  • The parents share both legal and physical custody of the child 50/50. The child resides approximately 50% of the time with one parent and then the other. The actual divisions vary according to the age of the child, the parent's work schedules, and more.

Custody Nesting

For those interested in something different and new, a third choice is beginning to be popular. Take a look at what you might want to know about nesting.

The primary family home or a home chosen by the parents makes up the nest in question. Preferably, however, the home is one the child has been used to living in. That provides the child with fewer disruptions, familiarity, and stability.

The child stays in the home all the time. The parents, however, bounce back and forth by taking turns being with the child. Some parents switch out every two weeks or so, but you can decide on the routine.

When the parent is not living in the same home as the child, they must find a place to stay. Some ways to deal with this issue include renting an apartment that the parents use for off weeks or staying with a relative.

This is not the most inexpensive way to handle child custody and things can get complex. The parents have to work together to cover the expenses of the family home in addition to one or more additional homes, in some cases.

The benefits to the child are that they can spend equal amounts of time with both parents. Children are also more settled since they don't have to leave the home, move belongings, or miss their school or neighborhood.

If nesting sounds like something you might be interested in, ask your divorce lawyer for more information.