Protecting your parental rights after a divorce is important. It’s also important to closely consider the best way to keep your children’s life stable so that they feel supported.
There are several ways that you and your ex-spouse could split up your parenting time. Different methods work for people in various situations. Here are some of the most common parenting time arrangements.
Shared parenting time
Shared parenting time is one of the more typical options used by parents. With this, children spend approximately the same time each week between their parents’ homes. They might alternate weeks, staying one week with one parent and the following week with the other parent or they may spend the first half of the week with one parent and the second half with the other parent.
Living in a single home
Sometimes, it’s better for a child to live in one home because the other parent may be busy with work or have other responsibilities that makes it hard for them to share parenting. Of course, that parent would still have some parenting time, just not equal.
Bird nesting for stability
Another option is bird nesting. With bird nesting, children stay in their family home, but their parents come and go on their parenting time days. Since they don’t move out of their house, children in this situation don’t have to worry about traveling or taking their things back and forth. This is a good option for parents who get along and for those who have the money needed to support multiple households.
Each of these methods can be a great way to set up a structured parenting time that ensures your children have the stability that they need. Solomon Law Firm is a trusted source of experienced legal counsel regarding parenting time.