There are numerous factors to settle during the divorce process. Assets will need to be divided, child custody and visitation allocated and arrangements regarding child and spousal support may need to be made.
Once negotiations have finished and agreements have been drafted, it’s time to embark on the next chapter of your life. As a parent, your children will be heavily involved in this new start. Either you or your co-parent will likely move out of the family home and find a place of your own.
If it’s you, not only do you want this environment to have your own stamp, but it should also be comfortable for the children. So, what is the best way to go about this?
Think about outside access
If you have young children, it is probably not ideal to have somewhere that feels boxed in. Much of the time, children like to share their time playing between the outdoors and the indoors. If you have the financial means, consider somewhere that has access to a secure garden space. If this is not feasible, you may want to consider a home that at least has a nice view from the windows. Additionally, certain locations have parks and green spaces within walking distance.
Pick suitable furniture
Young children like to play. You want to be able to relax and join in with games. If you are apprehensive about a vase being knocked over or a table being chipped, your children will pick up on this. While you are perfectly entitled to purchase nice things, make sure that your children are not likely to damage anything of excessive value.
There is no reason why your new place cannot function as a comfortable home for your children. Post-divorce, many kids go on to maintain strong bonds with both parents. As you make the transition into your new life after separation and divorce, make sure that you’re aware of your legal rights as a parent.