Many parents encounter challenges while navigating divorce, especially those who have children. Child custody is a primary concern, and things can get messy in court if parents disagree about what’s best for their children. The stories of many celebrity couples who have battled things out in court regarding their children and divorce nearly always make headlines, and there are many parents in Alaska and across the country who can relate to some of their cases.
Relocation became a contentious issue between Seal and Heidi Klum
After nine years of marriage, Seal and Heidi Klum decided to divorce. At first, they both seemed satisfied with their child custody agreement. However, Klum wanted to relocate to Germany with her four children. Her ex was not happy about the idea and refused to agree to it. The dispute has led the two former spouses back to court, where Klum stated that the children’s father rarely spends time with them anyway, so relocation should not be a problem. In cases where parents want to modify an existing court order, a petition must be filed and the judge overseeing the case must grant approval before any changes can be made.
Jon and Kate Gosselin have been fighting over custody for 12 years
When a pair of parents disagrees on child custody issues, coming up with a fair solution can take time. In some cases, it takes a lot of time, such as the case of Jon and Kate Gosselin, who have been in and out of court for custody litigation for more than a decade. Jon Gosselin has said that, since his children are older now, he and his ex agree to allow them to decide where they want to live. In similar cases, such a decision would still require a judge’s approval.
Keeping children’s best interests in mind
Parents in Alaska and elsewhere typically want what is best for their kids. Problems often arise in a divorce when parents disagree about what is best regarding a specific issue. It is helpful to discuss such issues with an experienced family law attorney before heading to court because such an attorney can help protect children’s best interests, as well as a concerned parent’s rights during child custody litigation.