A nesting arrangement is a co-parenting arrangement where the children remain in the family home while the parents take turns living there to care for them. For example, the mother may reside in the marital residence one week while the father vacates the residence. The following week the father will return to the marital residence while the mother then vacates the marital residence.
In some instances, a nesting arrangement may be beneficial because the children's living situation remains stable, while the parents rotate in and out of the home. This benefit of a nesting agreement is that it can help reduce the stress and disruption of divorce for the children, as it allows them to maintain their routines and stay in familiar surroundings. Nesting arrangements are becoming more popular as divorcing couples seek child-centered solutions to custody and visitation issues.