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TV host to battle estranged husband for custody of unborn child

When a couple with children in the Clinton Township area, or anywhere else, decides to divorce, they will not only have to worry about the usual aspects of divorce, like property division and spousal support, but they will also have to decide who gets physical custody of their children. A custody battle can get even more complicated when an unborn child is involved.

The divorce and custody battle between “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally continues to get more heated. Mr. Sally reportedly asked for full custody of the couple’s unborn child, which is being carried by a surrogate, when he filed his divorce papers. However, according to reports, Ms. Shepherd has also asked for custody of the child.

Reportedly, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement that not only covered the financial aspects of a divorce, but also custody of their unborn child as well. Ms. Shepherd has apparently asked that the couple’s prenuptial agreement be fully enforced; including the fact that Mr. Sally agreed that Ms. Shepherd would have full custody of the child. However, Mr. Sally wants that agreement tossed on the basis of “fraud.”

It appears that this divorce and custody battle is going to be combative throughout the process, as is often the case. If the couple can’t come to any kind of agreement, then the court will have to decide the outcome. If you’re considering divorce and there are children involved, then you might want to seek the advice of an experienced child custody attorney who can help you get through the process.

Source: Huffington Post, “Sherri Shepherd fights for full custody of unborn child after filing for divorce,” May 16, 2014.

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