Child custody remains one of the most contentious parts of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their kids, but they also fear damaging their parent/child relationships. This fear adds fuel to resentful emotions, often leading to an all-out child custody battle.
Many parents seek new or trending ways to arrange child custody in the hope of preventing conflict and disputes. The bird nesting method of co-parenting after divorce can bring peace to many Florida families.
What is bird nesting and how does it work?
Bird nesting allows your kids to remain in one home while you and your co-parent rotate in and out of the home according to your child custody order. These arrangements can work in a few different ways.
- You and your co-parent rent one separate home to rotate in and out of while you’re not staying with the children.
- You and your co-parent acquire separate homes to reside in when not caring for the children.
- Both of you continue to reside in the family home, typically sleeping and living your lives apart from one another.
- One or both of you stays with family or friends while the other parent enjoys time with the kids.
There are many benefits of a bird nesting custody plan. It can:
- Eliminate the trauma and anxiety of moving from home to home for children of divorce
- Maintain your children’s familiar schedule and routine
- Promote cooperation and compromise between you and your co-parent
- Provide you and your co-parent with time to make more permanent living arrangements
Before you decide that a bird nesting arrangement is ideal for your family, consider learning more about child custody in Florida. Taking this step can help ensure that your final custody plan is the one that best suits you.