Kelsey and Camille Grammer have been through rough times lately, and now there are even more issues to resolve. Court records reveal that Kelsey, 56, has filed for sole custody of their children, Mason and Jude. “Any statement would be inappropriate,” Kelsey’s rep told People.  “The filing speaks for itself.” Papers were filed in LA County Superior Court, which states the <i>Real Housewives</> star would have her children half of their summer and winter breaks.

What are some things to consider about your ex in the midst of a custody battle?

Cupid’s Advice:

When going through divorce, or even getting separated, the children are always the top priority.  However, it’s easy to get possessive. This can be for selfish reasons, or it may be because the former partner is not prepared for joint or sole parenting.  Cupid has some things to consider:

1. Economic standing: Can your ex afford to support the children? You need to make sure your children have everything that they need to receive a good education and live a healthy lifestyle. If your former partner can’t provide these elements, they probably should not have custody.

2. The ultimate downfall: What was the final straw? If your relationship ended on bad terms and if you feel threatened, you should be cautious about letting the kids around him or her. True colors really come out during breakups, and there may be a sick, crazy side to which you have been blind.

3. Lifestyle: If your former partner suffers from alcoholism or any other addiction, they cannot be a role model for the children. If you want joint custody, you need to make sure you’re on the same page and each doing your part.

 

 

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