In divorce cases, coming to an agreement on the issue of child custody can be a difficult and sometimes displeasing endeavor. If a divorcing couple takes their case to court, a judge's ruling could be very rigid and leave one of the spouse's with little legal recourse. That's why some couples try to mediate the situation and come up with a parenting plan that gives their child an equal opportunity to see both parents and to make the best of an unsettling situation.
Celebrities are not immune to this issue when going through their own divorce. Today it was learned that Kelsey Grammer and his ex-wife Camille Grammer reached a child custody agreement over their two children.
The couple divorced in 2010 but was locked in a bitter dispute over their 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son. Kelsey Grammer filed for sole custody over the children in May, followed closely by a proposal to split custody - their son would live in Chicago with Kelsey, while their daughter would live in Los Angeles with Camille.
Court documents show that the child custody agreement grants "meaningful contact" to Kelsey Grammer while both children remain in Los Angeles with his estranged ex-wife.
As is the case with many child custody disputes, proceedings can be contentious and it takes a collaborative atmosphere to reach a mutual agreement. One of the best ways to facilitate these mediation sessions is with a legal representative by your side. An experienced divorce attorney could greatly expedite a child custody case, relieving any extra stress that you and your former spouse do not need during the upsetting times of divorce.
Source: Arizona Central, "Kelsey Grammer and Camille settle child custody case," Feb. 29, 2012