As California movie fans may have heard, Arpad Busson and Uma Thurman have settled their differences when it comes to raising their children. The ex-couple appeared in Manhattan Superior Court after coming to an agreement on a parenting plan. The judge enthusiastically welcomed the result.
According to reports, the couple began dating in 2004. They were engaged in 2008 after separating in 2007. In 2012, the couple had a daughter but broke their engagement in 2014. That year, Busson filed a lawsuit in Manhattan to have more time with his daughter. They were able to put aside their differences. Reportedly, the agreement is set for three years. Thurman was previously married to Ethan Hawke and they had two children. They divorced in 2005.
A parenting agreement is a structured plan for parents to share in the life of their child after divorce. Initial plans are often very detailed and account for where the child will spend time during the week, on weekends and holidays. Since Thurman and the child's father live on different sides of the Atlantic, negotiating the parenting plan took considerable time. In all parenting agreements, what is best for the child should take precedence. Particularly when children are small, the court will look toward maintaining consistency. Sometimes, parents are able to put aside their feelings to compromise for the child.
A parent who is in a child custody dispute may find it advisable to obtain the advice of a family law attorney. Legal counsel might be of assistance in negotiating the terms of an arrangement that can obtain court approval.