- Family Law Overview
- Division of Assets
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce Modifications
A Canadian couple has found a way to make their divorce work — and it involves continuing to live under the same roof. Following a new trend in post-divorce living arrangements designed to ease the transition for children, many couples are adapting the concept of bird’s nest parenting and extending it to include the divorced couple among the nest’s residents. The Kirkland-McGraths have two small children together and say their arrangement works wonders for them. The divorced couple and their children share a large home which is divided by a hallway, and includes separate bedrooms, kitchens and dining areas for each parent. The children go about their lives fairly normally, say the couple, and the parents maintain some degree of privacy.
Many couples continue to live together during and after divorce simply because they are not able to financially sustain two households, or because they have not yet sold the family home. While that might be a good reason to do so, there are a multitude of reasons why living together after divorce might not be a good idea:
That said, living together can work for some couples, especially those with small children. If you are both clear that continuing to share a home is the best choice for your family, there may be advantages:
Additionally, some divorced parents suffer from terrible loneliness when they no longer see their children every day. This arrangement eliminates that scenario for a while.
A peaceful divorce begins with the help of a dedicated divorce attorney. A Rhode Island divorce attorney is available to advise you on the best living situation for your family’s unique needs.
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