On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
Illinois fans who have watched the child custody case involving Madonna and Guy Ritchie can now learn about the conclusion to this months-long case. The case involved two countries, two celebrities and the custody of a 16-year-old child.
The child custody battle started in December 2015 after the couple’s teenage child refused to fly back from his father’s home in London to live with his mother in New York. Madonna and her director ex-husband Guy Ritchie were married in 2000. They divorced in 2008 at which point they had agreed that their son would live with the “Material Girl.” Ritchie later married a British model with whom he has three more children. In March, both a New York judge and a British judge ruled in separate orders that the former couple should work on an amicable solution based on their son’s best interests.
The child custody case was ultimately settled by the former couple. A court official announced September 7 that the case had been settled in New York. The settlement ultimately resolved the case and its place on the New York and London court dockets. Information about with which parent the child would live has not been released.
Individuals who are having a disagreement regarding child custody may decide to contact a family law attorney for assistance. A family law attorney may discuss the possible options available and the information that must be proven if the case goes to court. He or she may also discuss the possibility of settling a case outside of court as part of mediation or negotiations between the lawyers representing the parties.