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Step-Parent Rights and Obligations: Mel B’s Ex Seeks Access to Eddie Murphy’s Daughter

Andrew Feldstein
According to TMZ, Mel B’s ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte is seeking the legal right to maintain a relationship with the daughter Mel B had with Eddie Murphy. Belafonte alleged that he has been a father in the life of the child since she was born and therefore has a right to visitation. Belafonte also argues that Eddie Murphy has not been overly involved in the child’s life and it is in the best interests of the child to maintain her relationship with Belafonte.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: Co-Parenting Post-Separation

Andrew Feldstein
Even though the couple is still separated and intending to proceed with their divorce, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner continue to be an example of effective co-parenting post-separation. As reported by TMZ, Ben has recently completed rehab, and he and Jennifer were spotted out together shortly thereafter. Reports indicate that Jennifer continues to be a […]

Steve Francis: Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Custody and Access

Andrew Feldstein
Former NBA star Steve Francis is officially divorced from his wife of 11 years after lengthy litigation. As reported by TMZ, one of the main issues of contention was Steve’s custody and access rights with respect to the two children of the marriage, in consideration of his substance abuse issues. The presiding judge in their matter put strict conditions into place, and ordered that Steve was permanently restricted from using drugs or alcohol within 12 hours of his parenting time with the children, and if he breaches this condition, he may lose his parenting time.

Brangelina: Brad Wants More Access to the Children

Andrew Feldstein
According to TMZ, Brad isn’t happy about his visitation time with his kids and he has a plan to change it. Unfortunately, the child therapists do not agree, making it more difficult for Brad to alter the current schedule. Although Brad is noticeably frustrated with the limited time that he is getting with the couple’s […]

Sherri Shepherd: Prenups and Custody of an Unborn Child

Andrew Feldstein
Last month, The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd, and her husband, Lamar Sally, filed for separation in California after nearly three years of marriage. The twist to this story is the custody battle over their unborn child. But Shepherd herself is not pregnant – the couple hired surrogate mother who is due in July. Each spouse […]