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nipsey-hussele-300x223Nipsey Hussle sadly passed a few months ago from gun shot wounds.  He left behind a daughter whom is now resides with the family of Nipsey Hussle.  A Petition for guardianship has been filed in Court by Nipsey’s sister.  A Guardianship works similarly like a child custody action in family law court.  The Court uses the best interest standard to determine what is best for the child.  It is similar to a family court proceeding.

Tanisha Foster is the biological mother of Nipsey’s child.   Nipsey Hussle’s sister Samantha Smith filed a petition for guardianship over Nipsey’s daughter, was assigned to a different judge for an initial hearing Friday afternoon.

The judge cleared the courtroom and allowed the mother and daughter to spend 20 minutes together alone in the gallery. Foster wiped away tears as she left the emotional reunion.

childrenPsychological evaluations of children are confidential.  A recent case has come down in California that enforces the idea of confidentialty and the importance of keeping information gotten from a investigation secret.  All of this comes from the importances of keeping our children safe from attorneys and the divorcing parties or child custody litigants who are so angry with each other that they will do anything to destroy each others reputation and credibility.
Sadly child custody investigations are really a result of the vicious lawsuits that are filed blaming the other parent of atrocities worse than warfare.  The lack of civility has created an area of family law that has become so often used and abused by litigants that we lose site of our children and their needs and concerns.  We forget they are lost in the craziness of the parents and their vicious accusations upon one anther without any merit usually.
Confidential information contained in a report prepared pursuant to Section 3111 that is disclosed to the licensing entity of a child custody evaluator pursuant to subdivision (a) shall remain confidential and shall only be used for purposes of investigating allegations of unprofessional conduct by the child custody evaluator.”  This means that the legislature of the State of California takes the child custody investigation so serious that the actual evaluator is held up to a very high standard of confidence about their report. The protection of the children or child is so high that any release of any information will be dealt with as the utmost breach of trust by the Court of Law. This results again from the seriousness of the child custody litigants who are foaming at the mouth to deface the other parent at any cost.  They will do whatever it takes to take down the sanctity of parenthood and any good the other parent might offer the children.  It just doesnt matter anymore the gloves are off and the boxing match starts.

adele-parenting-trick-t-300x180News of Adele’s impending divorce from her husband Simon Konecki was a surprise to many, and many more were surprised that the star and her husband had not signed a pre-nuptial agreement. Under California law, Konecki may be entitled to up to half of the singer’s earnings from the time they were married. If they choose to file in California, where they own significant property and Konecki has an office for his company, the pair might have to split everything evenly. Adele has already gifted Konecki a property worth over $600,000, which some see as an indication that the split may be amicable. Adele herself said in a Vanity Fair interview that money is “not that important a part of my life.”

The lack of a pre-nup may seem unusual in the cynical climate of Hollywood’s almost contractual atmosphere surrounding relationships and even marriage. There is a perception that pre-nups are a fact of life, and that all wealthy people have them. In fact, only around 5% of married couples have pre-nups, and only 15% of divorcees say they regret not having had one. There are obvious caveats – Steven Spielberg found out the hard way that pre-nuptial agreements need to be an actual legal document, a literal back-of-the-napkin mistake that cost him a $100 million settlement. Both sides need appropriate counsel and a thorough accounting of their assets, which can make the cost of a pre-nup financially impractical for some.

The other side of the debate over pre-nups is emotional, grounded in a perception that such a document, or even the desire to sign one, is inviting the relationship to fail, tempting fate, or making it easier to get out of. It can even be seen as an indication that there is no trust in the relationship. The reality is, a pre-nup is an important legal tool, one which can be used to protect family assets, ease transitions, and hold individuals accountable. In a climate where up to 50% of marriages end in divorce, a pre-nup can be invaluable.

The question must be asked as in all move away cases is the reason for the move away a motive separate than other reasons given for the move away request.  Often the move away if fought with anterior motives and seems to be almost always done so based on my experience.  Although parties in the move away process claim, family, jobs, friends are the sole motivating forces generating the move.  But are they?  I truly believe in most case the move away is done to alienate the other parent from their children.  I have not had a case where it did not come up that the moving party was in a very contentious custody dispute and the other party just got up and left the state. Dont tell me this was to find a better job and to go live with mommy and daddy in another state because things were better there.  I dont believe it at all.  This is where I really disagree with most court rulings with move away orders given by superior court judges who always seem to side the with he primary custodian of the children. Although the argument that child needs stability and has bonded with one parent already and the courts do not want to disrupt this stable status quo relationship they in effect has left behind a parent without any connnection to their child so that one parent can go on with their life and leave the other parent helpless and without child. This cannot happen anymore and needs to be addressed seriously by the superior court family law bench of all united states.

In one case in particuar case Bruce v Jennifer an Alaskan superior court case involving Domestic violence and child custody move away issues brings to a forefront the anterior motives of a party while trying to hoodwink the court to get what they want which is full custody of the child and to escape dodge with the kid and tearing the bond from the other parent in half as a result of Courts blessings.

The appellant in the Michigan move away case alleged on appeal that Jennifer had committed domestic violence in a prior relationship which would assist Bruce the father in alleging giving her sole physical custody was not in the best interest of the child. The court stated, in full:Regarding the accusation that [Jennifer] hit her boyfriend, there is no time frame associated with this alleged incident

Earlier this week, we reported that Daniel “Booby” Gibson, was requesting full custody and spousal support from his estranged wife Keshia Cole. As you can imagine the internet did not approve of the request. Not only because the two seemed to have a healthy co-parenting relationship but also because as a former NBA player, Gibson doesn’t need any of Keshia’s money…or he shouldn’t, anyway. This idea that a spouse that earns more money should not in any way ask the other spouse to pay their share of spousal support is very interesting.  As an ex NBA player he should not be banned from requesting from Keshi Cole that she pay Spousal support.  The law is gender neutral and in order to respect the law The Court must take into all accounts the income and need of both parties as part of the divorce proceedings.

When the news hit the internet, folks felt a way.

 Later, Gibson’s lawyer released a statement saying that making requests for the worst case scenario was common practice in family law.

 Jessie Williams’ hoped for an amicable divorce but it has disappeard sooner that he wanted it to. Now he finds himself in a nasty custody fight with his estranged wife.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” star filed docs saying he went above and beyond to informally handle custody issues with Aryn Drake-Lee.  Often celebrity divorces can be very difficult to resolve so that the celebrity can be an equal participant in the raising of their child with the ex. Because of the schedule of acting and filming they cannot enter into a normal custody arrangement.  But they need a schedule that fitsl their career.  Jesse filed for divorce back in April and we were told things were civil. But Jesse says it’s now turned into a legal war. Often one parent can feel entitlted to be the primary parent and doesnt want to give up control of the children.  However, it is important to give frequent and continuing contact with the children.

Jesse is asking to get more time with 3-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Maceo, claiming Aryn only lets him see them shy of 3 hours a day and she refuses to allow sleepovers. This type of behavior often befits an alienator parent who seeks to brain wash the children away from the other parent.  It can be a significant impairment toward a normal healthy parental time with the other parent. A mental health professional often can help if it is in time and the children have not grown to old. A child custody evaluation would be the correct use of a expert.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor shocked fans  when they made the announcement that they were calling it quits on their marriage after a whopping 17 years together! Despite having seemed like the most perfect Hollywood couple with their two children, the duo still failed to hold their matrimony together. But why did the famous couple decide to go their separate ways? This is long marriage according to Hollywood standards.  17 years is a lifetime and in Hollywood it is more than a lifetime.  Possibly the length of marriage has to do with Ben Stiller and his parents who had a lengthy marriage and maybe he was influenced by their morally strong approach to marriage. 

The couple also had been in many movies together so it is possible they just had been tide together for too long and after nearly two decades it was time to go their separate ways.

The two children of Ben Stiller and Christine Taylors’ marriage are 11 year old Quinlan and 15 year old Ella.  Apparently they have been very cooperative with the details of the divorce so the time share arrangement does not seem to be a problem and child custody litigation might not be on the horizon which is a blessing for the young children.

Paul Anka did it his way — and now he has sole custody of his son Ethan, 11. For a father to retain custody of a minor child against a mother who is much younger is very different.  Paul Anka is a 75 year old musician who is well known for his songs. A Ventura superior family law Court awarded Anka sole physical custody of his minor child. 
His ex-wife, former Miss Sweden Anna Åberg, is barred from having any contact with their boy. This Court order denying any contact is very extreme and must have been ordered soley on the basis that the Judge in the family law court felt she was violating his court orders.

It’s the greatest day of my life. This was all about protecting Ethan. The system has worked,” Anka — the 75-year-old musician who wrote one of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits, “My Way” — told me.