Children affected by a Colorado divorce often have their own emotional struggles during and after the difficult process. It can become even worse when one of their parents is dealing with abuse claims regarding the children themselves. One celebrity couple is going through a divorce right now and the father is facing claims of child abuse, however it appears that the couple is working with the court system to work out an appropriate plan for parenting time.
There is still a custody hearing to be had regarding mother Adrienne Maloof and father Paul Nassif, who allegedly choked and pushed his kids, but one thing has been decided: he is able to visit them now. It is reported that the Department of Children and Family Services had written a letter for Nassif's court appearance two weeks ago, stating that the claims regarding child abuse against Nassif were "ʻunfounded.ʼ"
Custody battles can be nasty and heart-breaking in many cases, so understanding the difficulties the children are going through can help keep priorities straight at times. For the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star and her family, this time is most likely very trying, but she is reported to be pleased that her children get to spend some time with their father, albeit monitored, even though he has not been granted custody of them at this time.
There are a lot of factors that go into the decision of custody and visitation rights, but working with an appropriate attorney can help make the process go more smoothly. Colorado residents who are going through a divorce could look into the laws surrounding custody procedures and what to do if there are claims brought against one parent similar to those Nassif is facing.
Source: People, "Paul Nassif granted visitation with kids," Raha Lewis, Sept. 26, 2012