Divorce can be emotionally tumultuous and matters only become further complicated and painful when there are children involved. California law determines which parent will gain child custody according to the best interest of the child. In many cases, both parents feel that their respective abilities are in the best interest of the child.
Kelsey and Camille Grammer lived with their two children in California and their recent divorce had the two pitted against each other when it came to where the kids would live. Initially, Kelsey suggested that one of the children live with him in Chicago and the other with Camille in Los Angeles, but Camille insisted the children stay together.
An agreement was reached in which the children would remain united under Camille's care in California with Kelsey maintaining visitation rights. Now that the two have agreed upon the custody of the children, they are nearing in on finalizing a financial agreement, the last outstanding legal issue in the divorce case.
Matters of child custody in California can be very complicated. It is difficult when the person an individual had children with may no longer wish to raise those children with that individual. If a person in the Alameda County, California, area is in the process of a divorce and seeking custody of their children, that individual would do well to consult with experience legal counsel.
An experienced attorney will fight for an individual's rights as a parent in a respectful and civil manner. Consulting with an attorney could spare all parties involved the emotional trauma that is attached to court proceedings.
Source: NY Daily News, "Kelsey Grammer, Camille Grammer settle bitter custody battle over their two children," Nancy Dillon, Feb. 29, 2012