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Supermodel Linda Evangelista settles child custody with billionaire father of child

Supermodel Linda Evangelista and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault have now settled their child custody case regarding their 5-year-old son, Augie.

According to reports, the 46-year-old model has asked for $46,000 a month to cover expenses for the child, but she has denied this figure. Evangelista and Pinault were in court on Monday for 20 minutes before heading to the judge’s chambers.

The two parties then settled privately over the phone today, but no details on the settlement have been released. Her attorney has claimed that Pinault wanted her to “terminate her pregnancy.” Pinault is now married to actress, Salma Hayek, and they have one child together.

Smoking tobacco may be factor in child custody case

A growing trend seen in divorce cases in nearly 18 states across the country, is the use of smoking tobacco as a factor in child custody disputes. A recent study done by the group, Action on Smoking and Health, shows evidence of this trend.

Eighteen states show that smoking cigarettes is used in cases when determining the custody of children. The study showed that in some cases judges asked parents to not smoke 24 to 48 hours before a child was to stay with them.

In many cases, the judge has stated that parents are not to smoke in front of the child especially while driving in the car. There have even been cases where a parent has lost custody or it has been reduced from smoking tobacco in front of the child.

Some judges have stated that parents can not smoke in their houses 24 to 48 hours before the child comes to visit. Secondhand smoke can have very negative affects on a child and this is why it is being used in case as possible danger to the child.

If you or a loved one has been in the middle of a child custody case, you need representation on your side that can help you through the process step by step. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates 817-756-4040 today.

Woman extradited for interfering with child custody

A 37-year-old woman has been extradited back to Alabama for a warrant that stems from 2003 when she allegedly interfered with a child custody case.

When the couple divorced in 1999, the couple was awarded joint custody and primary physical custody was awarded to the woman. According to police, the woman’s ex husband was given temporary child custody in 2001 after it was determined by a judge that she was unable to keep full employment after the couple’s divorce.

Then in 2001, the woman’s ex husband filed a motion to stop the visitation after she took the children to her home instead of back to the custody of her husband.

She then fled to Alabama and claimed that her ex-husband was abusing and neglecting her kids. She was given temporary custody, but this same day she was charged with interfering with child custody. The case is still being resolved at this time.

If you or a loved one has been in the middle of a child custody ordeal after a divorce, this is a stressful time for the  whole family. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.

Officials take custody of Mindy McCready’s son

The 5-year-old  son of singer Cindy McCready has now been taken into the custody of officials.

McCready lives in Arkansas, but her son has been living with his grandmother in Florida since 2007. According to Arkansas officials, the woman did not have permission to be with her son when they were found together on Friday night.

The home that McCready and her son were staying in was supposed to be unoccupied. McCready reportedly took the child while he was on his way to her father’s home last month. A Florida judge told authorities to get the child back to Florida and it is unknown whether McCready will face charges.

If you or a loved one has been in the middle of a child custody battle, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.

Randall County woman wanted for interfering with child custody

A woman from Randall County has been charged after allegedly interfering in a child custody case.

According to police, the woman allegedly has the custody of her two children and police have said that they are concerned are about the safety of the two kids while with the woman.

The woman is currently wanted for State Jail Felony of Interference with Child Custody. The woman was last seen at her home on November 4.

If you or a loved one is in the middle of a child custody issue, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.

Texas judge receives temporary restraining order from daughter

A judge in Texas, who has been accused of beating his oldest daughter after a Youtube video was posted by the daughter, has now received a temporary restraining order that prevents him from seeing his youngest child.

Another judge in the Aransas County Court has stated that the father is not allowed to see his 10-year-old daughters unless he has permission from the child’s mother, his ex-wife.

The order goes further to state that the father can not drink alcohol 24 hours before he sees the child. In 2004, a video was released by the man’s oldest daughter that shows her being beaten with a belt.

If you or a loved one is in the middle of a child custody battle, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.

Determining the ‘best interest for the child’

Each child custody case is different and there is no formula that can be used to determine who will receive custody of the child, but there are a few factors that are looked at when courts decide what is best for the child.

For example, physical care of the child, such as a safe home, food and clothing is a very important. Right behind this is the emotional care of the child such as support from the parents and which parent has the most energy to devote to the child.

Although the court does not determine where the child lives solely on what the child wants, they will take it into consideration. Any harm that the child may be in at each parent’s home is looked into as well as the age and gender of the child. The mental and physical care of the parents and children are also looked into.

If you or a loved one are in the middle of a child custody case, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of the Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today in order to discuss your legal options.

Child custody cases using obesity to show negligence

Family law practitioners have stated that parents in child custody cases are increasingly using obesity as a way to site negligence in their spouse’s parenting skills.

In a child custody hearing, the number one question that is asked is: What is the best for the child? In the past couple of years, there has been an increasing rate of parents claiming that their spouse may be putting their child at risk of heart disease or diabetes because of their diet.

Lawyers stated that in one case, a parent claimed that the child ate fast food for every meal. After an investigation it was found that this was true, but the child was also not receiving the proper vaccines or medical care and was also not doing well in school. Representation stated that this factor is being brought up in court more because of the growing concern of obesity in the country.

If you or a loved one is having a child custody issue, you need experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of the Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.