Have you and your spouse finally decided that your marriage needs to be dissolved? You may be overwhelmed with all the choices you have to make, including deciding on what divorce method to use.
Both of you may feel that you would be able to co-parent your child, but you are unsure what that would look like and what it would involve. Both of you may be looking for a way to resolve your issues peacefully and respectfully. If so, the collaborative divorce process may be the right process for you.
A collaborative divorce allows couples to work through their issues with the help of a financial neutral, mental health experts, divorce coaches, and attorneys. The goal is to find a path towards an amicable divorce agreement without the cost and time litigation takes.
One of the advantages of this process is the ability to work together to co-parent your child in a positive manner that keeps your child’s best interests at the forefront.
We share several things with clients about co-parenting, and one of the things we discuss is whether nesting is a path worth considering for your family.
When a divorcing couple implements nesting, the children stay in the family home instead of getting shuffled to new locations the parents have acquired due to the divorce. The parents are the ones who do the rotating in and out of the family home.
While some Mental Health Professionals believe there are benefits to nesting for children, they only recommend nesting for a few months. With the collaborative divorce process, mental health and child life specialists can work together with you to help determine if nesting would work for your family.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.