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Nesting: Is It the Best Arrangement for the Kids?


The following article is from the NY Times, about a concept called “nesting”.  I have had some clients try it and to be honest, it didn’t seem like it worked well for anything but a very temporary basis.  Nesting started in cities like New York, where real estate is SO expensive that divorcing parents couldn’t afford to have 2 households.  But would it be necessary in the Midwest?

With my clients that did it, too many issues seemed to come up, like how are expenses handled for utilities, food, repairs and maintenance? How much of their own stuff can a parent leave over at the house? And what if one parent is not as neat and clean as the other? Does the other parent get stuck cleaning the house when he or she gets there after the other parent leaves?

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