By Ashleigh Underwood

Sour news turns hopeful as Audrina Patridge is granted full custody of 15-month-old daughter, Kirra Max. When the celebrity news broke of Patridge’s split from husband Corey Bohan, several allegations were thrown around and are continued to be discussed in court. While court proceedings are still ongoing, the ex celebrity couple have been told that Bohan can have scheduled visitations, only after picking up their daughter from the police station. A source recently told People.com, that Patridge is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of herself, and her daughter.

This celebrity news is definitely in Audrina Patridge’s favor. What are some ways to deal with custody issues during a split?

Cupid’s Advice:

Splitting with your partner can get messy, especially when there are children involved. It can be easy to get lost in the craziness of court and other important decisions. Here are a few ways to deal with custody issues during your split:

1. Put your children first: In a custody battle, you may be tempted to take out all your anger on your ex and be spiteful. However, you have to remember your kids and what is best for them. No matter how you feel towards your ex-partner, if they are a good parent to your child, then try and be flexible with your conditions. None of it is easy on your child, but you can do your best to keep things as normal as possible.

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2. Get a good lawyer: Court can be confusing especially if you have never dealt with a legal situation before. in order to make things easier on yourself, and get the outcomes you desire, hire the best lawyer you can. Let them take the brunt of the force in the legal stuff so you can focus on your family and your own well being. This will make dealing with your custody battle much easier for everyone.

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3. Focus on what you can control: When things get messy, you can feel like your world is falling apart. if you start to lose your grips on life and feel like everything is coming crashing down, take step back and breathe. Spend your time focusing on the things you can control in your life, like you children. If your ex is doing things with the kids that you always scolded him for but you have no voice in now, focus on your own parenting. You can’t control how others act, but you always have a say in your own life.

How did you deal with your custody battle? Comment below!