One of the issues that can arise in connection to a divorce is child custody. This can be seen in a divorce case that TMZ recently reported on.
The matter involves the sister-in-law of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Wendy Palin. It has recently been reported that Wendy Palin is divorcing her husband.
Wendy Palin and her husband got married in 2000. This summer, Wendy Palin filed a petition for a divorce from her husband. In this divorce petition, Wendy Palin cited "incompatibility of temperament." This divorce filing was made in a court in Alaska.
Wendy Palin and her husband have one child, a daughter. Wendy Palin has made a couple of requests regarding the custody of the child. She has asked that she be granted primary physical custody of the child. She has also asked that she be given sole legal custody of the child.
Wendy Palin's husband has asked for a different child custody arrangement. Specifically, he has asked for a joint custody arrangement.
Thus, it appears that Wendy Palin and her husband are heading towards a child custody dispute.
As this divorce case illustrates, issues/disputes regarding child custody sometimes arise between divorcing parents. Sometimes, divorcing parents resolve child custody disputes through agreements. Other times, child custody disputes end up being resolved through a court decision. One wonders what will happen in regards to the issue of child custody in the divorce between Wendy Palin and her husband as the divorce progresses and how this issue will ultimately be resolved.
Source: TMZ, "Palin Divorce #2 - Sarah's Sister-in-Law Pulls Plug on Marriage," Dec. 31, 2012
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