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Celebrity chef in custody battle

Divorce does not always proceed as smoothly as some Pennsylvania residents may wish. Unfortunately, divorcing spouses do not always see eye to eye on every issue. When there are children involved, these issues can become even more contentious. It is common for parents to have differing ideas on what constitutes the best interests of the child. These views can become so strongly opposed that parents may find themselves in a custody battle. When this happens, it is often best for parents to have a complete understanding of this legal process.

The couple has four children. Cat's wife, is requesting full custody of the four children. Cat is requesting joint custody. Cat gave birth to one of the children, and Cora's wife gave birth to the other three.

In addition, Cora's wife is reportedly requesting spousal support from Cat, who is said to be the primary earner. The couple had been married since 2013. Reports say this is not the first time Cat Cora's personal life has been featured in the news, as she was arrested on a DUI charge in 2012.

When it comes to child custody, knowing what constitutes the best interests of the child is not always easy. The court will often look at certain factors -- a history of substance abuse or physical abuse, the earning capacity of each spouse -- but sometimes, a divorcing spouse may not agree with a court's decision. In such cases, it can be helpful to be armed with a skilled attorney while fighting to obtain a more favorable child custody ruling in court.

Source: Huffington Post, "Cat Cora And Wife Jennifer Are Divorcing After 17 Years Together," Brittany Wong, Nov. 10, 2015

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