Just weeks ago, news of Scottie Pippin’s contentious divorce situation spread throughout Illinois and across the internet. This week, another NBA player is in the news after a small victory in a circuit court regarding an ongoing child custody battle. DeAndre Jordan was reportedly reduced to tears when a judge granted him rights to have overnight sleepovers with his 1-year-old son.
The mother of Jordan’s son requested sole custody of the child. The two parents are slated to return to court in March 2017. In the meantime, Jordan is apparently thrilled that he will have overnight visits with his baby boy, although it may only be a couple times per month. The judge who granted the new order also included a stipulation that neither parent is permitted to consume alcohol or any drug within eight hours of spending time with the boy.
Famous basketball players are obviously not the only people facing child custody problems in the nation. Especially during a holiday season, such situations can be very stressful for parents and children alike. Even very young children are often able to sense when a problematic situation has arisen between parents.
Often, the secret to obtaining a swift and agreeable solution to child custody problems lies in reaching out to a third party for support. An experienced family law attorney may prove a valuable asset at such times. Many Illinois attorneys are also skilled negotiators who can advocate on a parent’s behalf to address unresolved issues that are preventing families from moving forward toward happy and successful futures.
Source: bet.com, “Baby Mama Drama: Here’s the Ruling on DeAndre Jordan’s Emotional Custody Battle“, Accessed on Dec. 12, 2016