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Considering nesting as an option when negotiating child custody

The end of a marriage can be a highly stressful and emotional period, perhaps especially for couples who have children together. Child custody is a major concern for parents in Texas and across the country, many of whom wish to protect their kids from suffering throughout the process. One area in particular that is a concern for some parents concerns future living arrangements, prompting some to consider nesting as a viable option.

Nesting is a concept that has recently gained traction among many families who wish to reduce the impact a divorce might have on their kids. This allows the children to remain in the family home while the parents take turns moving in and out. A similar process could provide young ones with a certain amount of stability, but there could also be some risk involved.

Nesting could prove difficult for some, as there could be emotional and/or financial problems in attempting to maintain similar living arrangements. While many parents might find the advantages of nesting appealing, it may still only be a temporary solution. Much like every divorce is different, what is best for one family might not be feasible for another, and it is generally advisable to give such ideas a fair amount of thought before making a decision.

With numerous options and aspects to cover during such an emotional period, a parent could begin to feel somewhat overwhelmed by the process. When facing similar circumstances, one may find it beneficial to speak with a family law attorney for some much-needed guidance on child custody, as well as other crucial aspects of divorce. An attorney in Texas can address a client's concerns and wishes and provide advice on how to pursue the best possible outcome concerning the future of his or her children.

Source: The Washington Post, "Letting the kids stay in the home while the divorcing parents move in and out. Is it realistic?", Fiona Tapp, July 27, 2017

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