Child custody is among the most contentious issues in many divorce and separation proceedings. People often have strong, passionate feelings about where their children should live, what school they should go to, and how they should be raised. Like other aspects of divorce or separation, child custody decisions are governed by legal standards. Decisions are either made by the parties and approved by the court or made by the court if the parties cannot agree.
One term you may have heard thrown around lately when it comes to parents and divorce is birdnesting. Birdnesting is a living arrangement strategy that some parents have been turning to in the wake of a split.