Celebrity parents face unique challenges with a split or divorce, especially when it comes to dealing with the press. While parents with significant coverage in the media face the possibility of having much their personal matters aired on the news, it is important to remember that they still are subject to the law.
So, what makes a celebrity custody case more interesting? For many people, it’s the fact that many celebrity custody disputes are complex and tension is high. Take the Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez split, which was announced just this week. The couple has a 2-year-old son and they are reportedly working on a custody arrangement.
Berry went through a lengthy custody battle with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over their 7-year-old daughter, Nahla, after their split in 2010. Due to the custody agreement with daughter Nahla, Berry and Martinez had remained in Los Angeles.
So, could Berry’s custody agreement involving her ex affect decisions about custody with her and Martinez’s 2-year-old son? Do the courts give special consideration for celebrity parents? What happens when there are international considerations, like in Berry and Martinez’s case?
Just like any custody case, the court will make a decision that protects the best interests of the child. The court will look at each of the parent, their parenting abilities and more. Issues involving each parent’s job (including travel and time away while at work) could be considered in a custody dispute.
Many factors can complicate a custody case. One of the most complicating factors can simply be tension between parents. Courts examine the facts, look at what’s best for the child and make decisions that will protect the child’s interests.
If you are considering a split or divorce and anticipate questions about how custody will be handled, you should seek legal advice from an experienced child custody attorney.