The larger conflict in many Ohio divorce's is child custody. In fact, child custody is an issue that even people in the public eye deal with on a daily basis and with the added glare of camera lights.
Olympic skier Bode Miller and his ex-girlfriend have been wrangling over a child custody agreement even before their nine-month old son was born. The 36-year-old gold medalist accused his 27-year-old girl friend of moving to New York from where they lived in California while she was pregnant, because she believed that New York courts would be more on her side.
The child custody case has ricocheted between the two states, until recently when judges in New York ruled that the trial should be in New York since the baby was born there.
However, just recently, Miller and his ex-girlfriend agreed to share time with their son for four months. The temporary arrangement is in place until a March court date.
Both parents said they believe the shared custody agreement is in the best interest of the baby - whom the parents call by different names. According to reports, the 27-year-old mother is happy with the agreement and that they will each have equal time with the baby.
Miller reportedly said that he is also pleased with the arrangement and happy that he and his ex-girlfriend were co-parenting together. The specific division of parenting time was not announced. Miller is currently participating in the World Cup international alpine skiing competitions. He will come back to the U.S. in March after competing in the Winter Olympics, which will take place in February in Sochi, Russia.
In any situation involving custody of a child, whether it takes place in New York, Ohio or other locale, should keep the well-being of the child at the forefront.
Source: usnews.nbcnews.com, "Olympic skier Bode Miller and ex come to agreement in battle over son" Elisha Fieldstadt, Dec. 09, 2013