Working parents have what seems like a never-ending balancing act when it comes to family life and work. The demands of work and parenthood can create a stressful and overwhelming feeling of inadequacy in one’s ability to keep both aspects of their life fluid and organized. When a Connecticut couple decides to split up, the issue of child custody can become another ball added to the juggling act that parents must face. Celebrity couples are not immune from family law issues and share the encouragement to keep going through the rough spots.
Victoria Azarenka has recently returned to the professional sport of tennis after a six-month maternity leave. Her enthusiastic return and success has fueled the can-do spark of working mothers everywhere. However, a recent split with her long-term boyfriend and son’s father has led to a child custody battle that will not allow for either parent to take their son out of state without the written consent of the other parent. This could keep Azarenka out of the upcoming U.S. Open.
Azarenka’s California attorney states that once custody becomes a concern or issue, the child may not leave the state with either parent without the consent of the other. This obstacle will require that the athlete leave her son in her home state while she competes in the tournament. She has stated that this is not something she is willing to do.
The dissolution of a relationship can be challenging, even more so when children are involved. Understanding and adhering to the laws surrounding child custody during the breakup are extremely important to help avoid any confusion, especially when one travels outside the state or country for work. A Connecticut family law attorney can help guide those seeking child custody or child support to an understanding of their rights in this state.
Source: The New York Times, “Victoria Azarenka May Skip U.S. Open Over Child Custody Case”, Ben Rothenberg, Aug. 17, 2017