Ideally, when Arizona parents separate they should put their differences aside and work together to find a custody arrangement that creates a stable environment for their children. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Child custody battles are common these days, including among celebrities. Parents often think they're helping children by sparking these disputes, but the children only suffer from these battles.
A custody battle reality television star Bethenny Frankel and her former spouse Jason Hoppy recently made headlines. According to reports, Frankel is seeking full custody of their 8-year-old daughter. Reportedly, the couple established a joint custody agreement about five years ago and agreed to equal parenting time, but Frankel wants the arrangement changed. According to Frankel, she wants to change the arrangement because Hoppy has been uncooperative and decision-making has been difficult.
Frankel also claims she is seeking full custody to protect the child. She alleges her ex-spouse's behavior has been abusive and inappropriate toward her and her daughter. Apparently, Frankel has also requested a criminal restraining order against Hoppy. Reports said that Hoppy admitted to acting inappropriately at times but asserted that the custody agreement should not be changed.
Unfortunately, child custody battles are common in Arizona and across the country. Parents should always try to be cooperative but this can be difficult in some situations. Having an understanding of rights is recommended. Those who have questions regarding child custody could benefit by consulting a legal representative. A knowledgeable attorney can provide guidance and help parents obtain the best possible outcome relative to their situation.