Following-up an item I blogged about in mid-October (click here for the earlier post), an Orange County Family court has reportedly turned down a request for increased Orange County visitation rights by the ex-wife of TV star Jesse James.
According to the Hollywood-news website The Insider the court rejected a request by James’ ex-wife, a former porn star, that her weekly visits with their five year old daughter by allowed to extend overnight (they are currently confined to daylight hours). The site reports, however, that the court did make an exception for Christmas Eve, when the mother will be allowed to keep the girl overnight provided she is returned to her father by noon on Christmas Day.
James, a resident of Sunset Beach and the star of Discovery Channel’s “Monster Garage”, has been locked in the custody battle since his ex-wife’s release from prison earlier this year. The little girl lives with James and his current wife, Sandra Bullock (yes, that Sandra Bullock).
Put aside the high-profile nature of this case, however, and it is really not that different from the sort of disputes Orange County Family courts see every day: a bitter custody battle in which one spouse essentially claims that the other cannot be trusted with the welfare of a small child, even for relatively brief periods of time.
Whichever side of a dispute like this you find yourself on, skilled Southern California family law help is essential. An experienced and compassionate Orange County child custody lawyer can offer crucial advice and legal representation to help you through the often wrenching process of an Orange County custody dispute.