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Birdnesting is an alternative to traditional custody agreements

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2023 | Custody |

There is no doubt that a divorce is a challenging and emotional time. It becomes even more difficult when you have children to consider.

You and your ex-spouse are probably trying to work out custody and visitation agreements and are worried about the impact on your children. However, there is another alternative to consider- birdnesting.

How does birdnesting work?

Birdnesting allows children to remain in their primary residence while the parents take turns living in and out of the home. This arrangement will enable parents to rotate in and out while maintaining continuity and stability in the children’s lives. 

This allows children a sense of security and prevents the upheaval caused by them moving between two separate homes. It establishes consistency and stability for everyone. 

Making birdnesting work as a family arrangement can be difficult, but with focus and dedication, it is possible to maintain a supportive environment for everyone. The most successful plans often involve open communication and problem-solving to ensure that everyone’s needs are met and that there are few frustrations. By establishing clear expectations on both sides and ensuring everyone remains mindful of the other’s feelings, you will be able to create flexible arrangements that prioritize the children’s best interests. 

Although birdnesting may not be suitable for every family going through a divorce, it can be a great way to provide stability for your children during this difficult time. If this is something you and your co-parent want to consider, it’s essential to have an open discussion to ensure the best outcome for you and your children.