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Jury sides with father in bitter custody dispute

Couples may not go in to divorce proceedings in St. Charles intending for things to get hostile. The residual effects of their separation, however, may influence their emotions during the process. Throw into that mix having to decide on custody matters, and it may be easy to see how such proceedings can quickly become nasty. Accusations and allegations may begin to fly, each painting the other parent as having issues that would call his or her fitness to raise any child (much less his or her own) into question. The hope is that those deciding the case are able to see through all of the bitterness and animosity and arrive at a ruling that is best for the kids involved. 

The hope is that is what has happened with the conclusion of a particularly bitter custody dispute in Texas. Managing custody was awarded to the father of a four-year old following a contentious battle with the girl's mother. She had accused him of potentially molesting the girl, while he claimed she was trying to turn his daughter against him. Despite the mother's accusations, her case for custody was no doubt hindered after she defied a court order and hid the girl for over a week. 

It may be easy to get caught up in the emotion of a custody case when one is seeing nothing but anger and vitriol being thrown his or her way. Yet parents are asked to keep level heads in such cases in order to not only shield their kids from what is going on, but also give the court officials assurance that their concern for the children's well-being outweighs all else. Those hoping to make such an impression in family court may find their attorneys to have valuable advice on how to do so. 

Source: KFDM-TV News "Father wins custody battle after bitter fight with Beaumont mother" San Juan, Angel, Mar. 29, 2018

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