On behalf of Lake Toback Attorneys
Children are often a parent’s first priority, so it is usually not a surprise when child custody matters become heated. Chicago residents may be interested to hear about a child custody matter involving a well-known reality television star.
Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce from her husband Jason Hoppy earlier this month. Recently, Hoppy filed his response, and it appears the couple’s primary dispute will be centered around child custody.
The two have a 2-year-old daughter together. Both have asked for primary custody. In addition, each parent has asked for child support from the other spouse.
It is unclear how this specific case will turn out. However, it shows that celebrities are not immune to the challenges of divorce. Going through a divorce can often be difficult. When couples have children together they may face even more challenges.
While it may be difficult, parents should try to settle child custody matters with the best interests of the child in mind. In the end, both parents want what is best for their children.
When couples in Chicago and beyond begin their life together, they usually assume they will be together forever. That is usually true when parents have children together as well. However, parents may decide that staying together is simply not an option.
Making the decision to pursue a divorce is not an easy one to make. In the end, though, it may be best for everyone involved. To be sure matters are sorted out in an equitable and timely manner, people in Chicago and beyond would be best served working with an experienced family law attorney.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel’s Ex-Husband, Files Divorce Papers,” Jan. 24, 2013