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Child custody: Couple seeks divorce but lives together

Couples in Pennsylvania and all across the country have chosen to attempt a living arranging called bird nesting during and after a divorce. The trend is often appealing to parents who believe they can amicably co-parent following a divorce. When couples decide to bird nest, the family home continues to be shared for a period of time following a divorce to allow children to have a consistent home and be the least disrupted by a divorce. Couples execute the concept of bird nesting in different ways, including reality television housewife Gina Kirschenheiter of the "Real Housewives of Orange County."

Gina and her husband, Matt, filed for divorce earlier this year. The couple shares three children, ages five, four and two. Reportedly, the couple's house was listed for sale earlier this year, but the house was taken off the market before it sold.

Gina reports that the couple currently lives at the family home that they shared together prior to their divorce announcement. According to Gina, both she and Matt have other housing arrangements when needed but remaining in the same home has offered convenience. Gina anticipates it to be a short-term arrangement.

Having a bird nest arrangement following a divorce is unique and can help with handling child custody issues. Experts recommend that it is healthy for all involved to establish a timeline of when an arrangement should end. A Pennsylvania family attorney is equipped to handle unique divorces and can assist individuals with all their legal needs for divorce, child custody and property division.

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