Could birdnesting keep your kids in the same school district?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2021 | Divorce

The early stages of divorce involve a lot of logistical planning. Most couples have to decide where to live and where the children will stay. It can be very hard to resolve those matters, especially when you want to keep things as stable as possible for your children.

Divorce can become even more traumatic than usual when children have to change school districts or leave behind their established social supports. Minimizing disruption reduces how hard divorce will be on your kids. Unfortunately, that process can be particularly hard for those living in the San Marcos area.

The current housing market is very competitive. Industry reports indicate that not only have prices surged nearly 30% in the last year, but the sale process is faster and more aggressive. Homes sell after just nine days on the market. Birdnesting is a unique custody solution that could help if you worry that your divorce will force your children to change schools.

How does birdnesting work?

Usually, when a couple splits up, the children that they share travel back and forth between two households. Even if one parent stays in the marital home, they will also spend time in the other parent’s new house. All of those custody transfers and living in between two spaces can be hard for children.

Birdnesting is a custody solution that makes the parents alternate where they live instead of the children. Your kids will stay in the same house they always have, allowing them to stay in the same school district. During your custody time, you will stay in the marital home with the kids. You and your ex will both need to secure alternate housing.

Doing so may be more financially reasonable in a birdnesting scenario because you won’t need multiple bedrooms to house your children but rather just a space for yourself when you don’t have custody. In some cases, families can even remodel the house to create a second living space in the basement or over the garage so that both parents technically live in the family home full-time while enjoying privacy and separation from one another. Exploring all of your options helps you make the best plan possible for divorce.

FindLaw Network