It is not uncommon for New York couples to disagree over the care and custody of any shared children. Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma, have been no strangers to news coverage on their disagreements over the custody of their 10-year-old daughter. After several ugly public disagreements, a judge recently awarded Tyrese joint custody of his daughter.
The couple was married for approximately two years, and since their divorce, they have apparently been fighting over their daughter's custody. This past year, Norma accused Tyrese of physically abusing their daughter. He was accused of knocking her to the ground and hitting her as many as 16 times. The Department of Children and Family Services began an investigation, and Tyrese was ordered to have no contact with his daughter in the interim. After the accusation, Norma was awarded temporary sole custody.
Once the investigation completed, DCF determined that no criminal charges should be filed against Tyrese. A judge awarded each parent equal custody, and reportedly, the former couple has already agreed on how to share their daughter during the holidays. Tyrese quickly shared on social media his excitement over the decision. He stated that he feels it's a win for his daughter to be able to spend equal time with each parent.
It is difficult for any couple to agree on custody, and it is certainly difficult for any children involved to be caught in the middle. In some circumstances, shared or joint custody can be in the best interest of any children involved. Family law attorneys in New York can assist parents in similar difficult custody battles regarding the legal measures available to protect the client's personal interests while fighting for the best interests of any child involved.
Source: People, "Tyrese Says 50/50 Custody Ruling Is a 'Win' for His Daughter", Dave Quinn, Nov. 18, 2017