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Update: Controversial Child Custody Ruling Ignites Passions

A case we reported on in a blog post last month concerning a child custody ruling in North Carolina was raising a number of eyebrows then and rapidly garnering a considerable amount of attention from the national press.

South Dakota House passes fathers' rights/shared custody bill

The state house of representatives in South Dakota have passed bill that will require divorce court judges to start from the assumption that physical custody will be shared equally between mothers and fathers. While the shared custody bill still has to make it through the state senate and be signed by the governor, fathers' rights groups are lauding the bill's passage in the state house. Proponents say it will help bring South Dakota into line with family law in other states and give fathers greater access to their children.

Halle Berry's ex drops his fathers' rights lawsuit, ends feud

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, the father of her daughter, appear to have ended their child custody dispute. Celebrity gossip website RadarOnline reports that Aubry filed a motion yesterday to withdraw his fathers' rights lawsuit against Berry and dismiss his request for child support.

Consider mediation of child custody disputes - part 2

In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed a recent article by a New York family mediator calling attention to the acrimonious child custody dispute between Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, the father of her two-year-old daughter. Many people have been surprised by the acrimony of that dispute, which has included allegations of poor parenting by both sides and which forced Berry into abandoning her latest film project so she could devote all her energies to the litigation.

Consider mediation of child custody disputes - part 1

Many people have been shocked by the acrimony in the recent child custody dispute between Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Canadian model and restaurateur Gabriel Aubry. The pair share a two-year-old daughter. Berry has made veiled accusations that the child is not safe in the care of her father, while Aubry has indicated that Berry is a part-time parent.

Halle Berry's ex sues for father's rights over their daughter

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is becoming increasingly embroiled in an acrimonious child custody dispute with her ex-boyfriend, Canadian model and restaurateur Gabriel Aubry, the father of the couple's two-year-old daughter.

Religion at the crux of another high-profile child custody dispute

Shared parenting brings up a lot of issues. Even happily married parents don't always disagree on how to raise their children, and it can get even harder after a divorce. Among the many decisions that parent with joint custody need to make together is what religion to raise their children in, and that issue can be contentious, as a recent child custody dispute shows.

Disabled South Carolina woman in tragic child custody dispute

The case of a South Carolina woman with a profound disability shows us just how difficult it could be to balance parental interests with the best interests of the children in child custody disputes after a life-changing event. 34-year-old Abbie D. and her ex-husband Dan have four-and-a-half year-old triplets. Unfortunately, a series of medical errors at the time of the children's birth resulted in Abbie's brain being starved of oxygen, leaving her largely paralyzed and in a "minimally conscious state."

Are you fighting a 'secret battle' with your ex over your kids?

An unusually candid discussion among a divorced couple presented on the website BonusFamilies.com illuminates an extremely common problem in shared parenting: The secret battle many divorced parents fight for their kids' affection. In the worst cases, it may lead to something called Parental Alienation Syndrome, which is when one parent systematically tears down the other in front of the kids in an attempt to utterly destroy their relationship with the other parent.

Hearing for Jobless Dad Jailed for Unpaid Child Support - Part II

A child support case involving an unemployed father from Rome, Georgia, is putting a spotlight on a very important question: What is the most effective way for our society to ensure that child support gets paid in a timely fashion to the children who need it?

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