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Child custody often a fight, as seen in the Brad and Angie split

One's station in life does not prevent him or her from quickly passing over the hardships of divorce. This is especially true if children are involved. Whether one resides in New York or elsewhere, wealth or celebrity status does not make figuring out child custody any easier. This is something that can be seen in the widely publicized divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

For this particular couple, figuring out how assets are to be divided was the easy part of their divorce. They had a prenuptial agreement in place and do not seem to have any interest in fighting about its terms. Their issue lies with deciding with whom their six children will live. Angelina is requesting full custody with supervised visitation rights for Brad, while Brad would like to be granted joint custody. Only time will tell how this situation will work out in the end.

The situation of between Jolie and Pitts is one that many in New York may find themselves in when working through the divorce process. Many couples will be able to quickly divide assets, but will not always easily agree on custody terms. The truth is, child custody arrangements can take time to negotiate and, in some cases, may require court intervention to finally resolve.

Determining what is best for one's children, particularly when it comes to spending time with each parent, can be challenging. The parent-child relationship can be fragile, so the terms of a child custody agreement really does matter. With the assistance of legal counsel, divorcing parents in New York can discuss and negotiate terms that serve the best interests of all involved parties.

Source: USA Today, "Brangelina split: Divorce still about custody, and no end in sight", Maria Puente, Nov. 8, 2016

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