Five Pitfalls of "Divorced and Living in the Same House"

Many families find clever and unique ways to make divorce or separation as painless a transition as possible. One creative solution that couples have explored is the concept of “nesting,” where the children remain in the home and each parent lives in the home at separate times, living in a separate residence the other times. Yet, financially, this does not work for all families. Taking on a second, or sometimes a third, residence can be expensive and the back and forth moving can become cumbersome. What about couples who choose to live in the same household even once they are already divorced? How would that work? This article explores some specific situations where the couples are still living together and some of the potential pitfalls to expect.

Elizabeth Vaz