Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie are involved in a custody dispute concerning their 15- year old son Rocco. Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married in the year 200 and they divorced in 2008. Madonna wants her son Rocco to live with her in New York. He currently lives with his father in England.
Custody Litigation in England
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are involved in custody litigation before Judge Alistar McDonald in England. He has been conducing hearings concerning their dispute as to where their 15-year old, Rocco, will reside. The Judge has gone out of his way to strongly suggest to both litigants that they amicably resolve their dispute. He has specifically stated: “I renew one final time, my plea for the parents to seek, and find, an amicable resolution to the dispute between them.” Judge McDonald went on to state: “It would be a great tragedy for Rocco if any more of the precious and fast recording days of his childhood would be taken up by this dispute.”
Litigation in New York
There is a parallel lawsuit between Madonna and Guy Ritchie pending in the courts in New York. The judge in New York has also strongly suggested that they put their sons interest ahead of their personal desires and work out a resolution of this matter out of court.
Custody battles involve both the rich and famous as well as average families. The only difference is the rich and famous can throw large sums of money at lawyers to keep the litigation going for long periods of time.