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Co-Parents: Could Nesting Work for You?

Children of divorced parents typically divide their time between each parent’s home. “Nesting,” sometimes called birdnesting, represents a fairly new approach to co-parenting. The child remains in one home (the family “nest”), and the parents take turns rotating in and out of the home.  Would nesting work for you? Nesting requires an enormous amount of…

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Scheduling Holidays with Children After Divorce

When parents divorce in Missouri, the law requires that parents draw up a parenting plan that includes a detailed schedule for all holidays, school vacations, birthdays and other special occasions. Because holidays and special days don’t always fall within the regular visitation schedule, divorcing co-parents will need to be flexible. Major holidays can be shared…