Birdnesting

The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a full-service family law firm specializing in divorce, legal separation and paternity cases. We offer a free consultation at our office in Rancho Bernardo. At your free consultation, an attorney will provide you with legal analysis and suggest techniques to try to help you obtain your legal goals and protect your rights.

If you choose to retain an attorney, we are here to represent you every step of the way, all while providing you with realistic expectations and protecting your rights as a spouse or parent.
We will assist with the mandatory preliminary declaration of disclosures including the schedule of assets and debts and income and expense declaration. We can prepare pleadings for a default with no agreement, a default with an agreement or an uncontested case as well as litigating as necessary. We can assist with emergency hearings [ex parte] as needed. We also assist with motions for child custody, child visitation, spousal support, alimony, attorney fees, residence exclusion orders and others. We also prepare discovery including written interrogatories, production of documents, subpoena, deposition, request for admissions, request for inspections and others. We can prepare the marriage settlement agreement and judgment pleadings.

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When a couple chooses to separate or divorce, things get a lot more complicated with children in the house.

Processing the divorce can already be extremely difficult for children, and the added stress of having to move into two new homes can be emotionally draining for children who are used to routine and the comfort of the family home.

A new trend called birdnesting addresses this problem.

How it works: The divorcing parents keep the family home and have the children reside there 100% of the time. The divorcing parents also share an additional space (one-bedroom apartment, rental house). While Parent A is in the family home with the children, Parent B is in the additional space. The two parents will switch off living in the family home and the additional space depending on what works for them. The children will always remain in the family home, as the parents rotate.

This is usually a short term solution, and both parents have to remain amicable with each other. As you can imagine, tensions can rise quickly with two divorcing parents sharing homes. From one spouse leaving a mess or accidentally leaving a trace of a new partner, this type of living situation can be more emotionally triggering than a more traditional living situation during/after divorce.

It’s also important to consider the children. While it would seem that the children benefit from this living arrangement, it may cause confusion and false hope that the parents will get back together since the marital home is still there, with both parents still living there. Because of this, many psychologists and therapists suggest this living arrangement should only last for 3-6 months maximum, for the parents’ sake and for the children’s sake.

San Diego Divorce Attorneys
Do you need assistance with your divorce in San Diego? Call Doppelt and Forney, APLC for a free consultation at 800-769-4748. We proudly serve clients in San Diego and surrounding communities, including Chula Vista, Coronado, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, San Marcos, and Vista.