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What is nesting, and can it work for us?

Recently, we have seen an increase in parents willing to try an arrangement called "nesting." This is a joint physical custody arrangement. The parents rotate in and out of the children's home according to a schedule rather than shuffling the children between homes. In the most common variant, the parents take turns residing in the former marital residence with the…

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One reason you should mediate your divorce

Reason: If you litigate, the court is going to make you. In North Carolina, parties who file claims for equitable distribution of property, post-separation support, alimony, child support, child custody, or visitation can be ordered to participate in mediation. Court-ordered mediation is a different animal than private mediation.  If it's an equitable distribution or alimony case (you and your spouse…

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Two Homes, One Childhood

Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime The sequel to Bob Emery's groundbreaking book, The Truth About Children and Divorce, Two Homes takes a deeper dive into parenting plans based on children's needs. In his words, "the only parenting plan that will last a lifetime is one that grows and changes right along with your children's…

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