birdnesting - parents rotate through home rather than children

Birdnesting and divorce.... Pros and Cons

What is nesting? Great questions?!? NBC News defines it as “for some divorcing or divorced parents, the answer is 'nesting' (also called 'birdnesting'). This means to keep the family residence intact as a home where both parents rotate living with their children, while otherwise dwelling in…


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Child Centered Divorce: What does it mean, and how to do it.

It’s always out there when you read about separation and divorce, “child centered”. What does that even mean? Of course our children are one of the most important topics when dealing with separation and divorce, but what does child centered even mean and how do you know if you are doing it in a way…


Making It Through Your First Round of Holidays

The first year is always the hardest because it is filled with so many firsts. First birthdays without your ex. First kids birthdays, first Valentine's day being single. First Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas alone or shuttling children back and forth. At some point, during your first year,…


Coping With Divorce When Children Are Involved

A divorce is a life changing decision made when a marriage has fallen apart. When a couple has children, it can be a million times more complicated. If they are very young, they may not understand why one parent has moved out and is suddenly not in the picture on a daily basis. If they are…


Mediation- Answering Your Questions

WHAT IS MEDIATION? WHAT DOES A MEDIATOR DO? Mediation is used to come to a peaceful resolution with another party through the whole process of a separation, from start to finish. The mediator acts an as “independent” and will work with you to find solutions that best fit all parties’ needs. As a…


What you should know about Separation and Divorce

What is the difference between Separation and Divorce? Separation refers to you living separately and apart from your spouse. You are still legally married. (Once you and your spouse decide to separate, you can move forward with the mediation process.) To simplify the separation process includes…


Separation and Divorce Services

What is the Clarity Approach?

Clarity is here to help simplify things for you—and hopefully, remove some of your burden. Our mediation specialists offer support and guidance including: Helping you understand your legal rights and responsibilities Developing legal agreements (regarding custody, division of assets, and more)…


Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce

Your first Holiday season newly divorce can be very difficult for you, your children, and even your ex. Emotions are on the rise, traditions will be different, and certain members of the family will be absent. There are so many variables and moving parts during the holidays that it makes preparing…


17 Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting with EX can be extremely difficult for some and seamless for others. This is not how you pictured it, this not what you wanted, and it is not ideal…. But there are ways that you can make co-parenting work for you in the best interested of your children. Remember this is someone that…