Mel Gibson and others have faced serious child custody problems

Whether someone is a parent in Maryland, or a high profile celebrity in Hollywood, going through divorce can be especially challenging when children are involved. Thousands of parents have faced serious child custody problems, ranging from issues regarding where children should live to actual allegations of physical abuse. Celebrities are no strangers to such problems, as made evident by situations publicized concerning Mel Gibson and others.

Gibson pleaded no contest to charges of assault in a custody battle over his infant daughter. Halle Berry's problems, however, were related to finances. In fact, she was ordered to pay $16,000 per month to support her daughter (at least, until the child turns 19). Jon Gosselin doesn't have much say where visitation with his children are concerned. He is only permitted to see four of his eight children at the same time and does not get to decide which children he sees on a particular visit.

These types of parenting problems can become extremely contentious when one of the parties refuses to cooperate and compromise. In such circumstances, it may be a great asset to allow an experienced attorney to negotiate on one's behalf. Many family attorneys are skilled negotiators who know how to achieve positive results while protecting the rights of their clients and keeping children's best interests at heart.

Maryland parents typically do not have their child custody problems published online or plastered across television screens for the world to see, as many celebrities do. However, this doesn't mean the divorce process is without stress. Obtaining positive results in court often hinges upon experienced family law guidance.

Source: Newsday, "Celebrity child custody disputes", Ian J. Stark, March 27, 2017