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Paul George files for sole child custody

NBA basketball star, Paul George, and the mother of his alleged child are in a child custody dispute. The mother filed for sole child custody, claiming issues with George's travel schedule. George, who plays for the Indiana Pacers, also filed for full custody, claiming a number of reasons. It is important for Massachusetts parents to remember that family law judged will consider what is in the best interest of the child when making such decisions.

George filed for sole custody of the child and a paternity test is underway. George does not wish to have shared parental responsibility because he believes that it would be hurtful to the child. According to the suit, George has several reasons why he feels he should have sole custody. One of the reasons is that the mother is supposedly incapable of caring for the infant since she does not have a job. Another reason is that he has the financial resources to be completely involved in the child’s life.

Lastly, he believes that he is the fittest parent to take full responsibility of the child. In the petition, George is asking for limited parental time-sharing for the mother and for the hearing to be held in Florida, where the two parents met. If custody is not awarded to George, then he asks for the child support payments to be in a lesser amount than Florida’s child support requirements.

Some Massachusetts parents may be so wrapped up with a child custody dispute, that they forget that it is about having quality parenting time with their children. Determining child custody is generally based on each parent’s ability to take care of the children. If neither of the parents can provide a better or worse environment, then the court may award joint custody or shared parental responsibility. When parents cannot come to a mutual agreement, then they may elect to go through a mediation hearing to resolve these types of issues.

Source: USA Today, "Pacers' Paul George wants sole custody if child is his", , June 30, 2014

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