By Maggie Manfredi

Another Hollywood custody battle? According to E! News, Mike Comrie is going for joint custody of son Luca, though Hilary Duff’s initial file was for primary custody. Comrie was originally set to have visitation rights. The singer filed for her celebrity divorce from the retired hockey player in February, but the celebrity exes had been separated for almost a year prior. This news comes as a surprise because these celebrity exes have been the epitome of co-parenting, even attending events together and having public lunches.

Things aren’t looking good for this celebrity ex couple! What are some ways to compromise mid-break-up when it comes to your kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you have a child with someone, you are bonded for life, for better or for worse. So if the relationship and love doesn’t work out you still have to be a team for the sake of the kid. Here are some ways to compromise with your ex:

1. Third party help: If you are arguing or having trouble seeing eye to eye don’t be afraid to reach out for assistance. Whether it be a counselor or a third party with no personal interest in the matter, you will want someone unbiased and knowledgeable to make this time easier for everyone.

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2. Remind each other: Continue to remind yourself and your ex that your child comes first in everything. No matter what issues you had in your relationship, they can be put aside to do what’s best for your son or daughter.  

Related Link: Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie Signed a Prenup 

3. Pick your battles: Issues such as custody and visitation rights, definitely worth the fight; but not every little issue is worth making it into a world war. It can be hard not to get into it on little things, especially if things in the relationship ended poorly. Do your best to have a clear head and an open heart.

Do you think these celebrity exes will battle it out or resolve things amicably? Share your predictions below!