Kim KardashianandKanye Westare giving their children some much-needed stability during their divorce... Kim may be keeping their 4 kids in the only home they've ever known.
Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Kim has been staying with their kids in the family home in Hidden Hills ... and that may be permanent as well.
It's an interesting decision for several reasons. Kanye designed the home ... it's pretty spectacular though very austere -- almost museum-like. You might think Kanye would want to keep the home since it's a multi-year passion project of his, but the fact is Kanye doesn't have any real ties to that area. On the other hand, most of Kim's family live within a block of her in the same community, and family is important to the kids in the middle of the divorce.
We're also told Kim really likes the house, so it's not like she wants to pick up stakes and move.
It's unclear where Kanye will take up his permanent residence, but it's no secret Wyoming has pretty much become his home over the last few years ... it's where he's got a massive ranch, and where he moved his Yeezy brand.
TMZ broke the story ... Kim filed to divorce Kanye last month after nearly 7 years of marriage, and we're told the split is amicable.
As we first told you ... Kim's asking for joint legal and physical custody of the kids, and Ye is fine with the joint custody arrangement and they're both committed to co-parenting. Joint custody doesn't necessarily mean a 50/50 split -- it can be whatever the parents agree to, and Kim's expected to continue caring for the children the lion's share of the time ... in Hidden Hills.