Another celebrity child custody battle has made the news in Atlanta. Rapper Big Boi, of the Grammy award-winning duo Outkast, has recently made headlines for filing for joint custody of his 12-year-old son in Georgia. The rapper and his wife of 11 years are in the midst of a divorce, and his wife had sought full custody of the child, as well as child support.
In our last post, we discussed the story of a visitation struggle between two divorced parents. The story is certainly a sad one. Abbie and Dan were married and expecting triplets. When Abbie was giving birth, a series of medical mistakes cut off the flow of oxygen to her brain, leaving her in a vegetative state.
When parents in Georgia are going through divorce, agreeing on the child custody and visitation schedules can be two of the most contentious parts of the process. However, when one parent is in a vegetative state, does he or she still have inherent parenting rights?
During a divorce, one of the things most parents are concerned about is the welfare of their children. Whenever the courts in Georgia make decisions involving children, their primary concern is whether the decision is in the best interests of the kids. While we all hope that is also what motivates parents, with some people, it can be difficult to know for sure.
There are numerous celebrities who adopt children from third-world countries in order to provide better lives for them. In most situations, the public sees celebrities with their newly adopted children, and the media casts a positive light on them. The children may make guest appearances in paparazzi photos, but that is often all that is heard of them for years.
Rumors have begun appearing that Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes may become a grandmother in slightly less than nine months but according to the reality television star, "may" is the operative word. The famous television star was reportedly less than thrilled with the news that her son's girlfriend was allegedly pregnant.
Two Georgia parents were excited to gain additional visitation time with their young child as an early Christmas present, but they say that visitation is not enough. The couple has been involved in a controversial child custody battle over their 4-year-old boy but was made famous for their even more controversial relationship.
The Supreme Court has long held that the Constitution of the United States of America protects a parent's fundamental right to privacy; under this privacy right is the right to raise children. Fundamental rights are not exclusive and the visitation rights to a child may be restricted or terminated as long as due process is followed.