A lot of what comes out of Hollywood is fiction. In Washington and elsewhere, entertainment and celebrity news is not meant to be a guide for life. But celebrities are real people like everyone else, and many people can relate to the custody and parenting issues that celebrities sometimes face, and find their stories helpful in their own situations.
In 2018, Tumisho Masha was arrested for taking his daughter on a trip without getting her mother’s permission. This case shows the importance of getting a court order and fully adhering to its terms, especially regarding child custody and visitation matters. It is always better to seek clarification of Washington custody laws by consulting a family law attorney than it is to assume that spontaneous travel is permitted.
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian were locked in a custody battle for quite some time. Kardashian was also ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support. He later petitioned the court for modification, saying he could not afford the amount and was forced to move back in with his mother. The two parents ultimately resolved their disagreements.
The custody and parenting issues Chyna and Kardashian encountered show the importance of keeping children’s best interests in mind and trying to cooperate and compromise as needed to develop a fair and agreeable co-parenting plan. Kardashian’s situation underscores that the court takes each case into consideration by its own merit and will modify terms of a court order if a parent can show evidence of need. An experienced family law attorney can help a parent address any legal problems that arise concerning custody or child support.