Girls in Connecticut and across the nation used to swoon over singer, Paul Anka; in fact, some still may do so when they listen to his songs. Anka is also famous for penning one of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits, “My Way,” which soared to the top of music charts and stayed there a long time. Anka has been thrust into the limelight once again; however, this time it’s because of a personal issue. He recently won sole custody of his 11-year-old son.
The child’s mother is also famous in her own right as Miss Sweden. Rumor has it that the boy is not very fond of his mom. Some say Anka pitted his son against his mother and his celebrity, money and power enabled his victory in court.
Most people understand that the court is not swayed by fame or fortune. It reviews each situation on a case-by-case basis and makes decisions accordingly. In this instance, the court ruled that Anka is to have sole custody of his son and the child is to have no contact whatsoever with his mother, whom he has not seen in approximately two years.
Anka said he has always been most concerned with protecting his child’s best interests and that he is thrilled with the court’s recent decision. There were reportedly a few negative exchanges between Anka’s former and current wives at the courthouse. Each state has its own laws and guidelines regarding matters such as sole custody, shared parenting, visitation and other important issues. Anyone in Connecticut facing a similar situation to Paul Anka may wish to rely on an experienced family law attorney to present his or her case in court.
Source: Fox News, “Paul Anka wins custody of his 11-year-old son from Miss Sweden Anna Aberg”, Richard Johnson, July 3, 2017