Going through the process of a divorce can be one of the most difficult things that a person will have to do, especially when there are children involved. This is because of all the issues that must be resolved in a divorce, a child custody agreement is one of the few areas that two people will have to live with and agree on for many years to come. Areas like property division, on the other hand, are often resolved with the finalization of a divorce.
But when it comes to the children, two parents will need to continue to co-parent for many years. And throughout those years, there will likely be many changes to which adults need to adjust in order to protect their child’s wellbeing. It can be a long and challenging process that comes with a fair share of obstacles along the way. For example, despite the fact that singer Usher and his ex-wife ended their marriage about four years ago, they are still battling out issues when it comes to custody of their two children.
Most recently, Usher’s ex, Tameka Foster, has accused the musician of failing to uphold his responsibilities to attend co-parenting classes with her and keep her involved in important family decisions. Foster alleges that Usher, who has primary custody of their children, has repeatedly shut her out of playing a role in the lives of her sons and failed to work at becoming a better co-parent.
Foster has reportedly asked that Usher be held in contempt for violating the court’s orders. She also wants the court to order him to be a better parent and stop neglecting his responsibilities to be a good co-parent.
Situations like this may sound familiar to many Texas parents who have found themselves in difficult situations with an ex. Finding an effective co-parenting solution can be very difficult, and it can continue to be a challenge for many years after a divorce. But in order to protect the wellbeing of the children involved, parents can work with an attorney to pursue peaceful and healthy solutions to child custody disputes.
Source: New York Daily News, “Usher facing court battle with ex-wife Tameka over ditching co-parenting classes: report,” Chiderah Monde, Oct. 7, 2013