Georgia has a sizable Native American population, and a recent family law dispute in neighboring South Carolina underscores the importance of noting that in select adoption proceedings.
When we last visited the Halle Berry child custody dispute, it was to note that Berry and her ex-partner Gabriel Aubry were locked in a court battle over parenting arrangements and Aubry's access to the couple's young daughter.
The central facts of the controversy are enough to give virtually any law school student in a choice-of-law class nightmares. Moreover, they point decidedly to the wisdom of securing experienced family law counsel in any instance where a child custody dispute becomes complex and features the competing laws of multiple jurisdictions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Lisa Clark Gonzalez, the Gainesville woman sent to prison for having sex with and then marrying her son's then-15-year-old friend Adrian Gonzalez, may be one step closer to getting shared child custody rights over the couple's 4-year-old son. The Gonzalezes have been seeking custody since shortly after the child was born, when Lisa was in prison. They were granted visitation rights in September. They also have an 18-month-old daughter.