When Kansas parents decide to divorce, they must resolve numerous issues to achieve a fair settlement, especially pertaining to their children and a future co-parenting plan. Most parents want to resolve child custody issues in as swift and amicable a fashion as possible. The problem is that things do not always go as planned, particularly if one parent does something, like file for primary custody, that makes the other parent angry. This is basically what happened between former NFL player Jay Cutler and his ex, Kristin Cavallari.
The two had reportedly agreed to settle their divorce and child custody issues in a peaceful manner. Cutler is said to have gotten upset when Cavallari suddenly turned the tables and requested primary custody with visitation for her ex. In response, Cutler filed a petition for sole custody of his children.
Cavallari mentioned “marital misconduct” in her petition. This is a legal term with broad meaning, because it can refer to anything from marital infidelity to physical or emotional abuse. Some people have said that Cavallari merely filed the accusation because Tennessee law allows “at fault” divorce. As for Cutler’s petition for sole custody, many people believe he did so to keep Cavallari from moving out of state with the kids.
Complex child custody issues can be difficult to resolve. Cutler and Cavallari have three children between them. Even with just one child, unresolved custody issues can cause a lot of stress. A Kansas parent concerned about such issues is wise to rely on experienced legal representation in court; doing so often helps streamline proceedings and is the best means for a parent to protect his or her rights.