My spouse and I are looking into separating/nesting. We have three kids and are interested in purchasing an apartment, trading off days at the apartment and allowing the house to be our home with the kids. Any legal suggestions?
While some people do not like the idea of nesting, there are several reasons why it may be beneficial to your children.
First, the children will have a place called home and rather than have the children being inconvenienced by moving their belongings every few days, you as the parents would have the burden to do so. Nesting also can provide a more stable structure for the children because the children’s rooms will be unchanged, the place they do their homework will be the same, etc.
Additionally, the children will remain in the same school district and will not be burdened with additional time for travel, in the event either you or your ex-wife rented an apartment further away from school or the other parent’s house. As such, generally nesting is a good idea and preferred by many parents.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.
Dan Pearce is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell Planning Partners. He has written countless pieces on MensDivorce.com, detailing the plight of men and fathers going through the divorce experience, as well as the issues seniors and their families experience throughout the estate planning journey on ElderCareLaw.com. Mr. Pearce has managed websites and helped create content, such as the Men’s Divorce Newsletter and the YouTube series, “Men’s Divorce Countdown.” He also has been a contributor on both the Men’s Divorce Podcast and ElderTalk with TuckerAllen.
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