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Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody?  By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children reside in one residence instead of being transferred between the two separate residences’ of the parents.  For example, instead of a child living with Dad in his household for one week and then being transferred to Mom’s residence for the next week, the child remains in the same household for both weeks while Mom and Dad rotate in and out of the household.  So, when Mom is present in the house, Dad is absent, and when Dad is present in the house, Mom is absent.  The reason behind this type of schedule is to provide the child with a stable living environment during a tumultuous time; however, it is not a particularly common custody arrangement and is not awarded unless both parents request it. Continue Reading